Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
130,480 1.9 % $18.09 $37,630 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.86 $13.46 $17.16 $21.90 $26.91
Annual Wage (2) $22,590 $28,000 $35,680 $45,540 $55,960


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)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,940 4.91 $18.70 $38,900
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 10,320 9.65 $17.76 $36,940
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,110 14.89 $18.96 $39,440
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 8,620 10.67 $18.00 $37,450
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 7,740 4.02 $17.93 $37,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,110 14.89 $18.96 $39,440
Animal Food Manufacturing 6,960 11.94 $16.58 $34,480
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 8,620 10.67 $18.00 $37,450
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,470 9.73 $17.89 $37,220
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 10,320 9.65 $17.76 $36,940

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 $26.71 $55,560
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.07 $23.97 $49,850
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,900 1.90 $22.92 $47,670
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.02 $21.72 $45,170
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 50 0.11 $21.54 $44,800


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 14,650 0.92 0.99 $17.17 $35,720
Texas 9,340 0.80 0.86 $16.51 $34,350
Ohio 7,640 1.43 1.54 $18.01 $37,450
New York 6,900 0.76 0.82 $18.81 $39,120
Illinois 6,140 1.04 1.12 $20.04 $41,680




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)
Wisconsin 5,460 1.95 2.09 $17.81 $37,040
Iowa 2,830 1.85 1.99 $19.10 $39,740
Utah 2,300 1.67 1.80 $15.94 $33,150
West Virginia 1,130 1.62 1.75 $19.19 $39,910
Arkansas 1,900 1.60 1.72 $18.36 $38,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.25 $28.14 $58,530
Maryland 1,070 0.41 0.44 $23.47 $48,820
Louisiana 1,670 0.87 0.93 $23.10 $48,050
Maine 330 0.55 0.59 $22.35 $46,490
New Jersey 4,560 1.15 1.24 $21.32 $44,340





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,930 0.93 1.00 $15.18 $31,580
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.08 1.16 $19.73 $41,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,740 0.57 0.61 $19.83 $41,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,010 1.03 1.10 $17.23 $35,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,320 0.91 0.98 $17.75 $36,910
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,230 1.73 1.86 $16.25 $33,790
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,820 1.74 1.88 $19.93 $41,450
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.53 1.65 $24.16 $50,250
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,650 1.42 1.53 $16.41 $34,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,610 1.20 1.29 $20.73 $43,130