Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
17,860 4.4 % $14.71 $30,590 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $11.11 $13.73 $17.46 $21.72
Annual Wage (2) $20,710 $23,110 $28,550 $36,320 $45,190


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,540 0.52 $13.10 $27,250
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 2,180 1.58 $13.82 $28,740
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,230 0.73 $15.25 $31,710
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,190 0.39 $15.94 $33,160
Other Food Manufacturing 1,170 0.57 $13.52 $28,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 2,180 1.58 $13.82 $28,740
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 600 0.81 $14.78 $30,740
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,230 0.73 $15.25 $31,710
Dairy Product Manufacturing 930 0.67 $17.08 $35,520
Other Food Manufacturing 1,170 0.57 $13.52 $28,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 110 0.11 $25.21 $52,430
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 120 0.20 $19.72 $41,030
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 50 0.06 $19.48 $40,510
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 150 0.10 $19.37 $40,290
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 60 0.17 $18.97 $39,460


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 2,980 0.19 1.47 $14.80 $30,780
Indiana 1,120 0.37 2.94 $11.96 $24,870
Ohio 1,070 0.20 1.58 $14.86 $30,910
Pennsylvania 970 0.17 1.32 $16.81 $34,970
Michigan 880 0.21 1.64 $16.03 $33,330




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)
Indiana 1,120 0.37 2.94 $11.96 $24,870
Delaware 160 0.37 2.91 $12.13 $25,220
Oklahoma 410 0.26 2.03 $12.38 $25,750
Arkansas 310 0.26 2.06 $13.22 $27,500
Washington 780 0.25 2.00 $15.33 $31,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 90 0.13 1.01 $17.42 $36,230
Minnesota 210 0.07 0.58 $17.40 $36,190
Wisconsin 150 0.05 0.41 $17.36 $36,110
Utah 190 0.14 1.06 $16.83 $35,010
Pennsylvania 970 0.17 1.32 $16.81 $34,970





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 860 0.20 1.61 $15.13 $31,470
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 360 0.65 5.12 $15.42 $32,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 0.77 $17.06 $35,480
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 280 0.27 2.13 $10.88 $22,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.18 1.43 $13.22 $27,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 230 0.08 0.62 $12.84 $26,700
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 230 0.22 1.76 $12.87 $26,780
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 220 0.24 1.89 $13.69 $28,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.17 1.33 $17.50 $36,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 170 0.09 0.69 $13.80 $28,710




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)
Dover, DE 110 1.67 13.13 $11.46 $23,830
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.33 10.47 $15.42 $32,080
Kennewick-Richland, WA 100 0.93 7.34 $15.81 $32,880
Dubuque, IA 50 0.86 6.73 $14.04 $29,210
Waterbury, CT 50 0.72 5.69 $14.99 $31,180
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 360 0.65 5.12 $15.42 $32,080
Lancaster, PA 150 0.62 4.89 $20.68 $43,010
Fresno, CA 140 0.40 3.15 $11.37 $23,640
Columbia, SC 150 0.40 3.15 $12.79 $26,600
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.39 3.07 $16.11 $33,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Knoxville, TN 60 0.14 1.14 $21.42 $44,560
Lancaster, PA 150 0.62 4.89 $20.68 $43,010
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.42 $20.54 $42,720
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $19.37 $40,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 50 0.04 0.28 $18.85 $39,210
Asheville, NC 40 0.22 1.73 $18.13 $37,700
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 70 0.12 0.96 $17.79 $37,010
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.16 1.26 $17.79 $37,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 180 0.17 1.33 $17.50 $36,400
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.52 $17.44 $36,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 5.30 $14.12 $29,360
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.61 4.82 $16.94 $35,230
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 8.12 $11.29 $23,470
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.44 19.22 $14.15 $29,420
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.63 12.78 $11.13 $23,140

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.44 19.22 $14.15 $29,420
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.63 12.78 $11.13 $23,140
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.10 8.63 $11.05 $22,980
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.03 8.12 $11.29 $23,470
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 5.30 $14.12 $29,360

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 5.25 $24.88 $51,740
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 2.83 $19.36 $40,260
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.43 $38,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.35 $38,160
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.61 4.82 $16.94 $35,230


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017