Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
129,270 1.8 % $17.51 $36,410 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.45 $12.97 $16.63 $21.16 $25.85
Annual Wage (2) $21,730 $26,970 $34,600 $44,010 $53,770


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 13,420 4.77 $18.07 $37,580
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 10,580 10.16 $17.09 $35,550
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing 10,440 17.19 $18.05 $37,550
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,760 11.97 $17.88 $37,190
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 7,880 4.24 $17.50 $36,390

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 10,440 17.19 $18.05 $37,550
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 9,760 11.97 $17.88 $37,190
Animal Food Manufacturing 6,400 11.45 $15.77 $32,800
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 10,580 10.16 $17.09 $35,550
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing 3,650 9.85 $17.55 $36,510

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 120 0.02 $23.47 $48,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 370 0.06 $23.16 $48,160
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,950 1.91 $22.90 $47,630
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $22.44 $46,670
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 100 0.11 $22.18 $46,140


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 12,710 0.82 0.87 $15.76 $32,780
Texas 10,260 0.89 0.95 $15.99 $33,250
Ohio 8,490 1.61 1.71 $17.96 $37,350
New York 7,300 0.81 0.87 $18.62 $38,730
Pennsylvania 6,110 1.07 1.14 $18.48 $38,440



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)
Wisconsin 5,050 1.82 1.94 $17.81 $37,050
Iowa 2,610 1.71 1.83 $17.43 $36,260
West Virginia 1,170 1.65 1.77 $18.68 $38,860
Utah 2,180 1.65 1.76 $14.57 $30,300
Ohio 8,490 1.61 1.71 $17.96 $37,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.27 0.29 $25.89 $53,850
Maryland 980 0.38 0.40 $23.69 $49,280
Louisiana 1,520 0.78 0.83 $21.79 $45,320
Maine 310 0.52 0.56 $21.63 $44,990
New Jersey 5,080 1.30 1.39 $20.19 $41,990




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 3,930 0.96 1.02 $14.06 $29,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,810 0.59 0.63 $18.76 $39,020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.06 1.13 $17.43 $36,260
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,240 1.11 1.18 $17.28 $35,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,080 0.84 0.90 $17.81 $37,040
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,000 1.74 1.85 $22.90 $47,640
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,000 1.95 2.08 $19.72 $41,030
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,940 1.52 1.62 $16.69 $34,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.74 0.79 $16.00 $33,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,650 1.48 1.58 $16.55 $34,420