Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
123,840 1.6 % $16.40 $34,120 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.04 $12.39 $15.80 $19.94 $24.06
Annual Wage (2) $20,880 $25,770 $32,870 $41,470 $50,040


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 12,310 4.36 $16.32 $33,940
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 11,440 13.74 $16.64 $34,610
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,590 16.98 $16.88 $35,120
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 9,140 9.05 $15.82 $32,900
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 7,590 4.24 $15.87 $33,000

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 9,590 16.98 $16.88 $35,120
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 11,440 13.74 $16.64 $34,610
Animal Food Manufacturing 5,770 11.19 $14.16 $29,440
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 9,140 9.05 $15.82 $32,900
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 2,680 7.43 $15.05 $31,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 310 0.37 $23.03 $47,890
Warehousing and Storage 210 0.03 $22.66 $47,120
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.00 $45,750
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,040 1.83 $21.14 $43,970
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.11 $20.43 $42,490


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 12,240 0.87 0.90 $15.99 $33,260
New York 9,560 1.15 1.18 $16.65 $34,630
Texas 8,790 0.87 0.89 $14.54 $30,230
Ohio 8,620 1.75 1.80 $17.05 $35,460
Illinois 6,040 1.09 1.12 $17.07 $35,510




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)
Nebraska 2,290 2.54 2.61 $16.07 $33,430
Iowa 2,710 1.88 1.93 $16.40 $34,110
Ohio 8,620 1.75 1.80 $17.05 $35,460
Tennessee 4,450 1.73 1.78 $17.11 $35,600
South Carolina 2,800 1.60 1.64 $18.59 $38,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 180 0.44 0.45 $19.75 $41,070
Maine 380 0.65 0.67 $18.90 $39,320
Maryland 940 0.38 0.39 $18.85 $39,200
Nevada 420 0.37 0.38 $18.80 $39,100
South Carolina 2,800 1.60 1.64 $18.59 $38,670

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 3,580 0.94 0.96 $15.27 $31,770
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.95 0.97 $17.37 $36,140
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.62 0.64 $16.33 $33,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,210 1.23 1.26 $18.26 $37,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,190 0.88 0.90 $15.73 $32,710
Rochester, NY 2,130 4.42 4.53 $17.99 $37,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.02 1.05 $13.72 $28,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,930 0.88 0.90 $15.71 $32,680
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,910 1.98 2.03 $18.89 $39,280
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,720 1.79 1.83 $17.68 $36,770




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)
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,420 12.64 12.97 $18.46 $38,390
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 430 7.07 7.26 $20.13 $41,880
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 230 5.70 5.85 $18.01 $37,460
Decatur, AL 250 4.83 4.96 $18.93 $39,370
Terre Haute, IN 310 4.69 4.81 $17.89 $37,210
Rochester, NY 2,130 4.42 4.53 $17.99 $37,410
Sheboygan, WI 220 4.00 4.11 $18.48 $38,440
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 160 3.94 4.04 $15.38 $31,990
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,400 3.90 4.00 $14.89 $30,970
Battle Creek, MI 190 3.60 3.69 $21.82 $45,380




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 140 1.52 1.56 $23.33 $48,530
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.83 1.88 $22.11 $45,990
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (8) (8) (8) $22.05 $45,870
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.48 0.49 $21.92 $45,590
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 90 0.81 0.84 $21.90 $45,560
Battle Creek, MI 190 3.60 3.69 $21.82 $45,380
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 240 1.56 1.60 $21.70 $45,130
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 540 1.27 1.31 $21.63 $44,990
Lake Charles, LA 60 0.64 0.65 $21.57 $44,870
Altoona, PA 110 1.88 1.93 $21.56 $44,850

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 North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,490 5.14 5.27 $15.50 $32,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 850 2.24 2.30 $15.04 $31,280
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 710 3.30 3.38 $16.23 $33,760
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 700 3.65 3.74 $15.38 $31,990
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 670 4.68 4.80 $18.05 $37,540

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)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 600 6.66 6.83 $17.07 $35,510
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 1,490 5.14 5.27 $15.50 $32,250
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 470 4.73 4.85 $14.22 $29,590
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 670 4.68 4.80 $18.05 $37,540
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 400 3.95 4.06 $13.99 $29,090

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 110 0.86 0.89 $24.23 $50,390
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 0.72 $22.61 $47,040
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 1.98 2.04 $22.45 $46,690
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 1.38 $21.26 $44,220
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.44 1.48 $19.31 $40,160


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.

(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

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011