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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes “Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders” (51-3091).


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)
30,030 4.0 % $15.54 $32,320 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.67 $12.46 $14.96 $18.15 $21.66
Annual Wage (2) $22,200 $25,910 $31,110 $37,750 $45,050


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 6,470 1.23 $14.69 $30,550
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,090 3.61 $15.86 $33,000
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,000 1.59 $15.67 $32,590
Other Food Manufacturing 3,680 1.64 $16.17 $33,630
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,560 2.01 $16.85 $35,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,090 3.61 $15.86 $33,000
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,560 2.01 $16.85 $35,050
Other Food Manufacturing 3,680 1.64 $16.17 $33,630
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 5,000 1.59 $15.67 $32,590
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 6,470 1.23 $14.69 $30,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 350 0.57 $20.68 $43,020
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,320 0.88 $18.22 $37,890
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,560 2.01 $16.85 $35,050
Other Food Manufacturing 3,680 1.64 $16.17 $33,630
Rubber Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $16.04 $33,370


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 3,660 0.21 1.03 $15.64 $32,520
Texas 2,440 0.20 0.96 $13.66 $28,420
Ohio 2,120 0.39 1.91 $15.28 $31,780
Maryland 1,640 0.61 2.96 $14.27 $29,670
Wisconsin 1,290 0.45 2.19 $17.94 $37,320




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 580 0.79 3.88 $17.29 $35,970
Iowa 1,050 0.68 3.30 $18.25 $37,950
Oklahoma 1,010 0.63 3.07 $14.31 $29,770
Maryland 1,640 0.61 2.96 $14.27 $29,670
South Dakota 250 0.59 2.87 $14.85 $30,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 290 0.30 1.47 $19.19 $39,910
Minnesota 380 0.13 0.65 $18.39 $38,260
Iowa 1,050 0.68 3.30 $18.25 $37,950
Kentucky 310 0.16 0.79 $17.99 $37,410
Wisconsin 1,290 0.45 2.19 $17.94 $37,320





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-Anaheim, CA 1,350 0.22 1.05 $15.82 $32,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,280 0.13 0.65 $14.85 $30,880
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 630 0.22 1.09 $17.19 $35,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 610 0.13 0.63 $16.61 $34,540
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 610 0.56 2.73 $15.99 $33,260
Oklahoma City, OK 570 0.91 4.47 $15.50 $32,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.17 0.85 $14.25 $29,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 430 0.12 0.57 $15.02 $31,230
Dayton, OH 420 1.11 5.42 $13.55 $28,180
Florence, SC 410 4.67 22.86 $10.84 $22,540




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)
Florence, SC 410 4.67 22.86 $10.84 $22,540
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 200 2.40 11.75 $17.60 $36,610
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 160 1.78 8.70 (8) (8)
Janesville-Beloit, WI 110 1.61 7.86 $17.53 $36,460
Dubuque, IA 90 1.52 7.43 $21.37 $44,440
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.16 5.66 $18.14 $37,740
Dayton, OH 420 1.11 5.42 $13.55 $28,180
Lebanon, PA 50 1.05 5.14 $17.85 $37,130
Boise City, ID 320 0.97 4.73 $18.07 $37,590
Oklahoma City, OK 570 0.91 4.47 $15.50 $32,230




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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 30 0.24 1.17 $24.84 $51,660
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.19 0.95 $24.45 $50,860
Dubuque, IA 90 1.52 7.43 $21.37 $44,440
Merced, CA 50 0.60 2.95 $20.88 $43,440
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 0.07 0.34 $19.43 $40,400
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.31 $40,160
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.22 1.08 $19.10 $39,730
Logan, UT-ID 40 0.66 3.22 $18.64 $38,760
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.21 1.03 $18.16 $37,770
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.16 5.66 $18.14 $37,740

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 580 1.46 7.14 $17.65 $36,700
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 2.56 12.52 $13.19 $27,440
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.29 6.29 $14.24 $29,620
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.76 8.59 $18.53 $38,540
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 4.79 $15.94 $33,150

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 2.56 12.52 $13.19 $27,440
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.76 8.59 $18.53 $38,540
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 580 1.46 7.14 $17.65 $36,700
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 1.29 6.29 $14.24 $29,620
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 5.37 $18.97 $39,460

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.74 3.64 $20.07 $41,740
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,950
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 1.27 $19.00 $39,520
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 5.37 $18.97 $39,460
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 1.76 8.59 $18.53 $38,540


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020