Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators. Excludes "Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders" (51-9011).


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)
38,050 2.7 % $18.65 $38,800 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.33 $13.79 $18.19 $22.71 $27.66
Annual Wage (2) $21,490 $28,680 $37,840 $47,240 $57,530


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)
Beverage Manufacturing 9,200 5.53 $19.21 $39,960
Dairy Product Manufacturing 4,700 3.61 $17.22 $35,820
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,340 1.18 $19.52 $40,610
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 2,500 1.75 $20.02 $41,630
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,180 3.78 $19.37 $40,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 9,200 5.53 $19.21 $39,960
Grain and Oilseed Milling 2,180 3.78 $19.37 $40,290
Dairy Product Manufacturing 4,700 3.61 $17.22 $35,820
Metal Ore Mining 900 2.65 $22.46 $46,710
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 2,500 1.75 $20.02 $41,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $30.42 $63,270
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 980 1.18 $24.36 $50,670
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,490 1.35 $22.99 $47,820
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $22.77 $47,370
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $22.66 $47,130


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 6,520 0.47 1.55 $20.85 $43,370
Texas 3,110 0.31 1.03 $17.26 $35,910
New York 1,830 0.22 0.73 $15.52 $32,290
North Carolina 1,790 0.47 1.58 $22.53 $46,860
Pennsylvania 1,540 0.28 0.94 $19.58 $40,720




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)
Idaho 480 0.81 2.72 $16.87 $35,090
Vermont 220 0.78 2.62 $15.97 $33,230
Wyoming 190 0.70 2.33 $30.70 $63,860
Oregon 1,020 0.65 2.18 $17.72 $36,860
Nebraska 520 0.58 1.92 $13.24 $27,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 190 0.70 2.33 $30.70 $63,860
Massachusetts 500 0.16 0.54 $24.42 $50,790
Nevada 550 0.50 1.66 $23.44 $48,760
North Carolina 1,790 0.47 1.58 $22.53 $46,860
Alabama 480 0.26 0.88 $21.31 $44,320

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)
Napa, CA 1,300 21.41 71.49 $20.46 $42,560
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 830 4.85 16.20 $22.32 $46,420
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 780 0.31 1.04 $17.19 $35,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 740 0.41 1.37 $19.64 $40,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 660 0.79 2.65 $16.59 $34,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.17 0.57 $21.24 $44,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.13 0.42 $15.90 $33,080
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 610 0.63 2.11 $18.22 $37,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.21 0.70 $17.86 $37,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 400 0.24 0.80 $16.62 $34,570




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)
Napa, CA 1,300 21.41 71.49 $20.46 $42,560
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 830 4.85 16.20 $22.32 $46,420
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 250 3.58 11.95 $13.11 $27,270
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 330 3.44 11.49 $18.29 $38,030
Owensboro, KY 120 2.57 8.58 $19.49 $40,540
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 220 2.32 7.75 $18.83 $39,160
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 190 2.26 7.56 $17.61 $36,620
Wausau, WI 90 1.47 4.92 $17.39 $36,180
Yakima, WA 110 1.37 4.56 $17.27 $35,910
Grand Forks, ND-MN 60 1.33 4.43 $16.56 $34,450




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)
Durham, NC 50 0.17 0.57 $26.23 $54,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.21 0.69 $26.19 $54,480
Duluth, MN-WI 110 0.88 2.94 $25.42 $52,870
Stockton, CA 260 1.32 4.40 $25.23 $52,490
Charlottesville, VA (8) (8) (8) $25.01 $52,010
Denver-Aurora, CO 330 0.28 0.93 $24.79 $51,560
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.36 $24.70 $51,380
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 130 0.76 2.55 $24.53 $51,020
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 170 0.52 1.74 $23.69 $49,280
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.47 $48,820

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 400 7.95 26.55 $25.23 $52,480
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.76 5.88 $13.53 $28,150
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 310 1.06 3.55 $21.80 $45,350
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 280 2.30 7.68 $15.52 $32,280
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 250 1.47 4.92 $15.72 $32,690

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 400 7.95 26.55 $25.23 $52,480
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 280 2.30 7.68 $15.52 $32,280
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.17 7.24 $36.76 $76,450
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 320 1.76 5.88 $13.53 $28,150
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 250 1.70 5.67 $22.64 $47,100

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.17 7.24 $36.76 $76,450
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.69 $57,600
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.90 3.00 $25.46 $52,960
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 400 7.95 26.55 $25.23 $52,480
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 100 0.77 2.59 $24.25 $50,440


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011