Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes "Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
129,490 1.9 % $18.62 $38,730 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.28 $13.89 $17.59 $22.38 $27.67
Annual Wage (2) $23,470 $28,890 $36,600 $46,550 $57,560


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 17,940 10.68 $18.72 $38,930
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 17,380 4.84 $18.98 $39,480
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,690 4.76 $20.28 $42,180
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 12,720 3.11 $18.47 $38,420
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,500 12.52 $17.18 $35,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,500 12.52 $17.18 $35,740
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 17,940 10.68 $18.72 $38,930
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 17,380 4.84 $18.98 $39,480
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,690 4.76 $20.28 $42,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,610 4.08 $19.76 $41,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 130 0.03 $30.17 $62,750
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,000 2.06 $23.84 $49,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 480 0.07 $23.71 $49,330
Warehousing and Storage 120 0.01 $21.81 $45,370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 60 0.07 $21.68 $45,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,660 0.88 0.97 $19.25 $40,050
Texas 8,880 0.75 0.82 $16.19 $33,670
Ohio 7,110 1.32 1.46 $18.69 $38,880
New York 6,380 0.69 0.76 $18.76 $39,020
North Carolina 6,260 1.46 1.60 $17.35 $36,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 2,930 1.91 2.10 $20.12 $41,860
Wisconsin 5,150 1.82 2.01 $18.65 $38,800
Nebraska 1,760 1.81 2.00 $16.96 $35,270
Indiana 5,180 1.72 1.89 $18.66 $38,810
Utah 2,400 1.70 1.87 $16.96 $35,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.20 0.22 $23.97 $49,850
Maryland 1,180 0.44 0.49 $23.48 $48,840
Louisiana 1,720 0.90 0.99 $22.30 $46,380
New Jersey 4,150 1.04 1.14 $22.15 $46,070
Maine 320 0.54 0.59 $21.83 $45,400



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.07 1.18 $20.10 $41,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,670 0.83 0.91 $17.69 $36,800
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.53 0.58 $20.16 $41,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,780 0.95 1.05 $16.64 $34,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,580 0.98 1.08 $18.07 $37,600
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,070 1.59 1.75 $16.90 $35,150
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,960 1.65 1.82 $16.95 $35,250
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 1,800 1.75 1.93 $18.82 $39,150
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,530 1.49 1.64 $18.09 $37,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.59 0.65 $15.96 $33,200


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Goldsboro, NC 240 6.10 6.72 $12.09 $25,160
Pine Bluff, AR 180 5.88 6.47 $23.27 $48,400
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 350 4.18 4.60 $25.89 $53,850
Dalton, GA 270 4.16 4.58 $16.43 $34,170
Rocky Mount, NC 200 3.70 4.08 $17.93 $37,300
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 150 3.69 4.07 $16.78 $34,910
Gainesville, GA 310 3.64 4.01 $17.51 $36,420
Lebanon, PA 170 3.53 3.88 $17.05 $35,470
Texarkana, TX-AR 190 3.47 3.82 $23.47 $48,810
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 810 3.25 3.57 $19.71 $40,990