Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
118,700 1.8 % $16.80 $34,930 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.02 $12.56 $16.15 $20.55 $25.07
Annual Wage (2) $20,840 $26,130 $33,590 $42,750 $52,150


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 12,650 4.76 $17.19 $35,750
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 10,670 12.67 $16.84 $35,030
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 9,710 17.35 $17.91 $37,250
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,550 8.53 $16.26 $33,810
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,510 3.82 $16.50 $34,330

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 9,710 17.35 $17.91 $37,250
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 10,670 12.67 $16.84 $35,030
Animal Food Manufacturing 5,770 11.14 $14.63 $30,430
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,080 8.69 $15.85 $32,970
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,550 8.53 $16.26 $33,810

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 160 0.18 $24.46 $50,880
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 260 0.05 $22.57 $46,950
Warehousing and Storage 200 0.03 $22.09 $45,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,840 1.68 $21.70 $45,130
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $21.39 $44,480


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 10,990 0.78 0.85 $16.39 $34,100
New York 9,730 1.15 1.25 $17.56 $36,520
Ohio 9,220 1.85 2.00 $17.36 $36,110
Texas 6,970 0.68 0.73 $15.17 $31,560
Illinois 6,250 1.12 1.21 $17.82 $37,060




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 2,100 2.32 2.51 $17.01 $35,370
Tennessee 4,820 1.85 2.00 $15.44 $32,110
Ohio 9,220 1.85 2.00 $17.36 $36,110
Iowa 2,560 1.77 1.91 $16.26 $33,810
Indiana 3,820 1.39 1.50 $17.08 $35,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 70 0.17 0.18 $20.01 $41,620
Minnesota 2,100 0.81 0.88 $18.84 $39,180
Pennsylvania 5,780 1.04 1.13 $18.79 $39,090
Maine 380 0.66 0.72 $18.74 $38,980
Nevada 340 0.31 0.33 $18.68 $38,850





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.99 1.07 $18.48 $38,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.89 0.96 $15.55 $32,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,010 0.59 0.64 $17.41 $36,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,320 1.28 1.38 $19.39 $40,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,020 0.79 0.86 $15.94 $33,160
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,900 1.96 2.12 $17.75 $36,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,890 1.57 1.69 $14.41 $29,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,810 0.81 0.88 $16.17 $33,640
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,610 1.65 1.78 $17.42 $36,240
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 1.63 1.77 $18.88 $39,270




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 1,460 12.82 13.86 $18.52 $38,510
Terre Haute, IN 360 5.45 5.89 $20.32 $42,270
Decatur, AL 250 4.77 5.16 $19.90 $41,400
Sheboygan, WI 230 4.05 4.37 $18.30 $38,060
Napa, CA 250 3.99 4.31 $20.70 $43,050
St. Cloud, MN 340 3.62 3.92 $19.77 $41,120
Joplin, MO 260 3.40 3.67 $16.26 $33,830
Cleveland, TN 120 3.37 3.64 $16.19 $33,680
Logan, UT-ID 160 3.28 3.54 $13.63 $28,340
Dalton, GA 210 3.27 3.54 $13.14 $27,340