Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-3092 Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.


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)
109,660 2.2 % $13.73 $28,560 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $9.94 $12.77 $16.82 $20.96
Annual Wage (2) $17,890 $20,670 $26,560 $34,980 $43,600


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)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 23,020 8.08 $13.04 $27,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing 15,500 11.65 $15.21 $31,640
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 12,930 7.76 $13.83 $28,770
Other Food Manufacturing 12,610 7.06 $13.90 $28,910
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 10,810 15.79 $12.79 $26,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 10,810 15.79 $12.79 $26,600
Dairy Product Manufacturing 15,500 11.65 $15.21 $31,640
Grain and Oilseed Milling 5,120 8.63 $18.01 $37,460
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 23,020 8.08 $13.04 $27,110
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 12,930 7.76 $13.83 $28,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 1,910 1.04 $18.39 $38,240
Grain and Oilseed Milling 5,120 8.63 $18.01 $37,460
Dairy Product Manufacturing 15,500 11.65 $15.21 $31,640
Other General Merchandise Stores (8) (8) $14.17 $29,460
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $14.11 $29,360


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 12,910 0.88 1.06 $13.26 $27,580
Illinois 8,260 1.45 1.75 $14.51 $30,180
Texas 7,500 0.69 0.83 $11.09 $23,060
Wisconsin 6,080 2.25 2.72 $15.17 $31,560
Pennsylvania 5,880 1.05 1.27 $15.13 $31,470




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 1,650 2.69 3.25 $12.53 $26,070
Wisconsin 6,080 2.25 2.72 $15.17 $31,560
Iowa 3,270 2.19 2.65 $15.77 $32,800
Vermont 600 2.00 2.42 $15.22 $31,650
Utah 2,100 1.69 2.05 $14.16 $29,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee (8) (8) (8) $16.63 $34,580
Maryland 1,010 0.40 0.48 $15.96 $33,190
Iowa 3,270 2.19 2.65 $15.77 $32,800
Nevada 540 0.47 0.57 $15.51 $32,260
Nebraska 1,250 1.35 1.63 $15.48 $32,200





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 5,680 1.53 1.86 $14.30 $29,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,750 0.94 1.14 $12.51 $26,030
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,120 0.60 0.72 $12.39 $25,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,610 1.21 1.47 $10.53 $21,900
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.12 1.35 $13.64 $28,370
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,470 1.14 1.37 $16.25 $33,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,400 0.61 0.73 $13.73 $28,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,400 0.78 0.95 $10.79 $22,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.66 0.80 $14.52 $30,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,120 0.63 0.76 $15.27 $31,760




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)
Logan, UT-ID 730 14.58 17.63 $17.36 $36,110
Joplin, MO 850 10.96 13.25 $14.26 $29,660
Lebanon, PA 260 5.27 6.38 $13.07 $27,190
Goldsboro, NC 180 4.51 5.45 $10.75 $22,370
Las Cruces, NM 300 4.44 5.36 $10.10 $21,010
Visalia-Porterville, CA 530 3.98 4.81 $16.88 $35,110
Modesto, CA 600 3.81 4.61 $16.38 $34,060
Lancaster, PA 840 3.78 4.57 $20.00 $41,600
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 650 3.67 4.44 $12.64 $26,300
Cedar Rapids, IA 500 3.62 4.38 $21.98 $45,720