Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
117,390 1.7 % $17.10 $35,560 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $12.53 $16.32 $20.90 $25.94
Annual Wage (2) $20,670 $26,060 $33,960 $43,460 $53,950


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 13,630 4.91 $17.80 $37,020
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 10,400 18.13 $17.90 $37,230
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,620 11.67 $17.91 $37,250
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,520 8.21 $16.55 $34,420
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 6,260 3.65 $17.04 $35,440

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 10,400 18.13 $17.90 $37,230
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,620 11.67 $17.91 $37,250
Animal Food Manufacturing 4,860 9.15 $14.68 $30,520
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,260 8.94 $16.23 $33,750
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 8,520 8.21 $16.55 $34,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $25.99 $54,050
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,840 1.73 $22.43 $46,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $21.61 $44,940
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 50 0.22 $20.98 $43,630
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.18 $20.66 $42,970


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 10,940 0.74 0.84 $16.70 $34,730
New York 9,040 1.05 1.18 $18.25 $37,950
Ohio 8,020 1.56 1.77 $17.72 $36,850
Texas 7,930 0.73 0.82 $16.25 $33,790
Illinois 5,570 0.98 1.10 $17.38 $36,160




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)
Tennessee 4,730 1.75 1.98 $14.82 $30,830
Ohio 8,020 1.56 1.77 $17.72 $36,850
Iowa 2,210 1.48 1.67 $17.17 $35,710
Missouri 3,720 1.41 1.59 $17.34 $36,060
Nebraska 1,250 1.34 1.52 $16.68 $34,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 2,070 0.77 0.87 $19.83 $41,250
Maine 340 0.59 0.67 $19.74 $41,060
Alabama 1,720 0.93 1.05 $19.59 $40,740
Virginia 2,350 0.65 0.73 $19.12 $39,780
North Dakota 240 0.56 0.63 $18.93 $39,380





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 3,860 1.04 1.18 $17.61 $36,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.86 0.98 $15.09 $31,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,810 0.54 0.61 $17.48 $36,370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,140 3.63 4.10 $13.09 $27,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,110 0.76 0.86 $17.44 $36,280
Rochester, NY 2,020 4.09 4.62 $18.53 $38,540
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,990 1.61 1.81 $15.79 $32,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,860 0.81 0.91 $15.98 $33,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.97 1.09 $21.90 $45,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,630 0.76 0.86 $16.27 $33,850




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)
Rome, GA 220 6.40 7.23 $17.28 $35,950
Bloomington, IN 350 4.87 5.50 $15.65 $32,540
Anderson, SC 280 4.63 5.23 $19.68 $40,930
Decatur, AL 230 4.30 4.86 $23.24 $48,330
Rochester, NY 2,020 4.09 4.62 $18.53 $38,540
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 150 3.66 4.13 $13.44 $27,960
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,140 3.63 4.10 $13.09 $27,220
Napa, CA 230 3.56 4.02 $22.93 $47,690
Racine, WI 260 3.51 3.96 $16.69 $34,720
Joplin, MO 250 3.24 3.66 $14.75 $30,670