Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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. Exclude "Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
113,690 1.6 % $13.99 $29,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.51 $10.60 $13.41 $16.86 $20.68
Annual Wage (2) $17,710 $22,050 $27,890 $35,080 $43,020

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Paint, coating, and adhesive manufacturing 9,050 $14.57 $30,310
Soap, cleaning compound, and toiletry mfg. 8,820 $14.13 $29,390
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 7,860 $14.67 $30,520
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 7,070 $15.29 $31,790
Plastics product manufacturing 5,360 $12.85 $26,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Motor vehicle manufacturing 30 $21.51 $44,750
Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers (7) $19.98 $41,550
Building foundation and exterior contractors 370 $19.94 $41,480
Support activities for mining (7) $19.39 $40,340
Management of companies and enterprises 330 $19.19 $39,910

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 970 $17.48 $36,360 0.240%
South Carolina 3,000 $14.70 $30,570 0.170%
Mississippi 1,830 $12.24 $25,470 0.168%
Ohio 7,900 $15.17 $31,560 0.149%
Kansas 1,820 $13.16 $27,370 0.141%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada 620 $17.51 $36,420 0.057%
Delaware 970 $17.48 $36,360 0.240%
Montana 220 $17.11 $35,600 0.056%
Maine 440 $16.15 $33,580 0.074%
Minnesota 1,580 $15.97 $33,220 0.061%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Danville, VA MSA 430 $17.00 $35,350 0.981%
Joplin, MO MSA 270 $12.96 $26,960 0.370%
Akron, OH PMSA 1,170 $14.08 $29,280 0.368%
Albany, GA MSA 200 $11.66 $24,260 0.361%
Decatur, AL MSA 180 $17.87 $37,170 0.332%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 430 $20.04 $41,680 0.053%
Danbury, CT PMSA 100 $18.66 $38,820 0.112%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 90 $18.13 $37,700 0.009%
Charleston, WV MSA (7) $17.94 $37,310 (7)
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 300 $17.88 $37,180 0.183%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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