Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
17,420 3.9 % $14.38 $29,910 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $10.90 $13.41 $16.99 $21.30
Annual Wage (2) $19,770 $22,670 $27,880 $35,340 $44,310


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)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,430 0.50 $12.51 $26,010
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,870 1.33 $13.69 $28,480
Other Food Manufacturing 1,220 0.63 $13.19 $27,440
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,210 0.74 $14.75 $30,680
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,200 0.40 $15.49 $32,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,870 1.33 $13.69 $28,480
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,210 0.74 $14.75 $30,680
Dairy Product Manufacturing 990 0.72 $16.52 $34,360
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 460 0.64 $14.54 $30,240
Other Food Manufacturing 1,220 0.63 $13.19 $27,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $23.24 $48,330
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 130 0.12 $20.86 $43,380
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 80 0.06 $19.68 $40,940
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 100 0.16 $19.09 $39,720
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 220 0.22 $18.40 $38,260


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 3,210 0.21 1.64 $14.39 $29,930
Ohio 1,130 0.21 1.70 $14.60 $30,370
Indiana 1,010 0.34 2.70 $12.21 $25,390
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.11 $16.63 $34,600
Michigan 770 0.19 1.47 $14.98 $31,170



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)
Delaware 260 0.60 4.71 $11.51 $23,940
Indiana 1,010 0.34 2.70 $12.21 $25,390
Arkansas 330 0.28 2.23 $12.47 $25,940
New Hampshire 170 0.27 2.16 $15.58 $32,400
Washington 690 0.23 1.83 $14.87 $30,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 270 0.10 0.78 $17.58 $36,570
Kansas 310 0.23 1.81 $17.20 $35,790
Minnesota 120 0.04 0.33 $16.66 $34,650
Pennsylvania 800 0.14 1.11 $16.63 $34,600
West Virginia 100 0.14 1.07 $16.51 $34,350




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 870 0.21 1.68 $15.28 $31,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 590 0.17 1.31 $16.51 $34,340
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 340 0.34 2.70 $11.65 $24,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.28 2.21 $14.31 $29,770
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 270 0.27 2.13 $13.54 $28,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.24 $16.55 $34,430
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 200 0.03 0.25 $16.32 $33,950
Salisbury, MD-DE 200 1.32 10.42 $11.66 $24,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.08 0.63 $12.85 $26,720
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.98 $13.18 $27,410



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)
Dover, DE 100 1.61 12.74 (8) (8)
Salisbury, MD-DE 200 1.32 10.42 $11.66 $24,260
Kennewick-Richland, WA 110 1.10 8.73 $13.79 $28,670
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 50 0.93 7.34 $13.14 $27,340
Fort Smith, AR-OK 90 0.86 6.83 $10.65 $22,160
Salinas, CA 130 0.79 6.25 $14.16 $29,460
Lancaster, PA 160 0.68 5.34 $20.11 $41,830
Yakima, WA 60 0.67 5.30 $12.24 $25,450
Waterbury, CT 40 0.52 4.11 $16.22 $33,740
Merced, CA 30 0.51 4.02 $16.71 $34,760



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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.33 $22.23 $46,230
Lancaster, PA 160 0.68 5.34 $20.11 $41,830
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.41 $18.40 $38,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.30 $17.96 $37,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 0.12 0.92 $17.78 $36,990
Asheville, NC 50 0.28 2.22 $17.19 $35,760
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 0.31 $17.19 $35,750
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.15 1.15 $17.17 $35,720
Canton-Massillon, OH 40 0.25 1.95 $17.02 $35,410
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.20 1.60 $16.87 $35,100

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 9.72 $15.17 $31,550
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.65 13.07 $10.85 $22,570
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 6.87 $11.94 $24,830
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.87 6.89 $12.58 $26,160
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 3.20 $18.44 $38,350

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.65 13.07 $10.85 $22,570
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.23 9.72 $15.17 $31,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.87 6.89 $12.58 $26,160
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 0.87 6.87 $11.94 $24,830
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.64 5.05 $15.77 $32,810

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.88 $20.28 $42,190
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.19 $39,910
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 3.20 $18.44 $38,350
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.24 $33,780
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 4.19 $15.89 $33,050


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016