Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
128,600 2.1 % $18.92 $39,360 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $14.30 $17.89 $22.69 $28.15
Annual Wage (2) $24,600 $29,740 $37,210 $47,190 $58,550


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) 17,230 10.09 $18.36 $38,200
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 16,060 4.43 $19.22 $39,980
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,430 4.56 $19.75 $41,070
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 13,070 3.14 $19.52 $40,610
Animal Food Manufacturing 7,310 11.82 $17.49 $36,390

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 7,310 11.82 $17.49 $36,390
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) 17,230 10.09 $18.36 $38,200
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 13,430 4.56 $19.75 $41,070
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 16,060 4.43 $19.22 $39,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,890 4.36 $20.55 $42,750

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 140 0.03 $30.44 $63,310
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,720 1.86 $24.35 $50,650
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 70 0.09 $23.33 $48,530
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $22.62 $47,040
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 290 0.48 $22.45 $46,690


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 14,320 0.84 0.95 $20.45 $42,530
Texas 8,010 0.66 0.74 $16.95 $35,250
Ohio 7,370 1.36 1.53 $18.69 $38,870
Illinois 6,270 1.05 1.18 $20.83 $43,330
New York 6,230 0.66 0.75 $18.34 $38,150




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 5,340 1.87 2.11 $19.20 $39,940
Indiana 5,550 1.82 2.05 $18.68 $38,850
Nebraska 1,500 1.53 1.73 $17.27 $35,910
Kansas 2,110 1.53 1.72 $18.21 $37,880
Arkansas 1,830 1.51 1.70 $19.45 $40,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 1,570 0.82 0.92 $23.50 $48,870
Maine 310 0.52 0.58 $23.23 $48,310
Delaware 280 0.63 0.71 $22.47 $46,750
West Virginia 420 0.61 0.69 $22.42 $46,640
Connecticut 1,210 0.73 0.82 $22.05 $45,870





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,310 0.66 0.75 $18.70 $38,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,420 0.88 1.00 $19.38 $40,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,020 1.08 1.22 $20.23 $42,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,760 1.03 1.16 $19.31 $40,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,250 0.93 1.05 $24.57 $51,100
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,180 1.79 2.02 $17.63 $36,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,130 0.71 0.80 $17.41 $36,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,900 0.53 0.60 $17.24 $35,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,900 0.67 0.75 $20.68 $43,010
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,710 1.65 1.86 $18.49 $38,450