Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
17,410 4.6 % $15.51 $32,270 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.23 $11.63 $14.40 $18.15 $22.99
Annual Wage (2) $21,290 $24,190 $29,950 $37,740 $47,830


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 2,240 0.44 $13.59 $28,280
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,470 1.09 $15.31 $31,840
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,310 0.42 $15.86 $32,990
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,230 0.74 $15.60 $32,440
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,000 0.29 $13.53 $28,140

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 1,470 1.09 $15.31 $31,840
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,230 0.74 $15.60 $32,440
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 450 0.60 $15.44 $32,120
Dairy Product Manufacturing 800 0.57 $17.49 $36,380
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,240 0.44 $13.59 $28,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 580 0.20 $24.43 $50,800
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 40 0.01 $21.90 $45,540
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 210 0.22 $21.62 $44,970
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 220 0.38 $20.52 $42,690
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 190 0.05 $20.22 $42,060


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 2,950 0.18 1.45 $17.19 $35,760
Texas 1,380 0.12 0.95 $13.24 $27,530
Pennsylvania 1,100 0.19 1.55 $18.49 $38,450
Ohio 1,000 0.19 1.52 $16.25 $33,800
Tennessee 690 0.24 1.93 $16.16 $33,600




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)
Delaware 130 0.28 2.33 $13.93 $28,980
Oklahoma 420 0.27 2.19 $12.65 $26,310
South Carolina 510 0.26 2.10 $14.61 $30,390
Tennessee 690 0.24 1.93 $16.16 $33,600
Missouri 600 0.22 1.77 $14.16 $29,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 50 0.02 0.17 $21.00 $43,680
West Virginia 50 0.08 0.62 $18.78 $39,060
Pennsylvania 1,100 0.19 1.55 $18.49 $38,450
Minnesota 220 0.08 0.64 $17.81 $37,040
California 2,950 0.18 1.45 $17.19 $35,760



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.16 1.30 $16.36 $34,020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.77 $13.93 $28,970
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.29 2.34 $19.34 $40,240
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 1.97 $24.80 $51,590
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 240 0.25 2.06 $14.15 $29,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.03 0.29 $15.72 $32,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 220 0.11 0.90 $16.07 $33,430
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.39 3.18 $16.34 $33,980
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.36 2.95 $15.23 $31,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.13 1.06 $13.69 $28,470


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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)
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.52 12.45 $14.30 $29,740
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 80 1.38 11.32 $15.63 $32,500
Modesto, CA 140 0.79 6.51 $15.13 $31,470
Lancaster, PA 150 0.61 4.98 $20.16 $41,930
Waterbury, CT 40 0.59 4.87 $14.76 $30,700
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.49 4.04 $12.25 $25,480
Merced, CA 30 0.43 3.56 $20.50 $42,640
Columbia, SC 160 0.42 3.45 $13.39 $27,840
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 210 0.39 3.18 $16.34 $33,980
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 90 0.36 2.95 $14.27 $29,680


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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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.33 $63,080
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.24 1.97 $24.80 $51,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.33 $22.68 $47,170
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.06 0.47 $21.83 $45,400
Merced, CA 30 0.43 3.56 $20.50 $42,640
Knoxville, TN 80 0.21 1.74 $20.32 $42,260
Lancaster, PA 150 0.61 4.98 $20.16 $41,930
Canton-Massillon, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.10 $41,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.37 $19.67 $40,910
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 300 0.29 2.34 $19.34 $40,240

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 200 0.81 6.64 $14.78 $30,740
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.63 5.18 $17.11 $35,590
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.41 11.55 $18.29 $38,050
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.58 12.91 $11.44 $23,800
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.25 10.21 $11.39 $23,680

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 130 2.17 17.76 $15.55 $32,340
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.58 12.91 $11.44 $23,800
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.41 11.55 $18.29 $38,050
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.25 10.21 $11.39 $23,680
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 7.05 (8) (8)

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 New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 2.61 $19.15 $39,830
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,590
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.41 11.55 $18.29 $38,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $37,370
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.90 $17.22 $35,830


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018