Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
119,320 1.6 % $14.06 $29,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.50 $10.58 $13.51 $16.96 $20.84
Annual Wage (2) $17,680 $22,000 $28,110 $35,280 $43,360

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 9,460 $14.45 $30,050
Soap, cleaning compound, and toiletry mfg. 9,330 $14.21 $29,560
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 7,690 $14.79 $30,770
Other chemical product and preparation mfg. 7,350 $15.24 $31,690
Plastics product manufacturing 5,720 $13.48 $28,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises 330 $19.30 $40,140
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills 2,060 $18.38 $38,220
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 60 $18.26 $37,970
Support activities for mining 50 $17.92 $37,280
Leather and hide tanning and finishing 50 $17.75 $36,910

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 980 $18.40 $38,270 0.240%
Mississippi 1,920 $12.55 $26,110 0.175%
South Carolina 2,880 $15.52 $32,280 0.162%
Ohio 8,250 $15.69 $32,630 0.155%
Kansas 2,010 $13.21 $27,480 0.155%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Delaware 980 $18.40 $38,270 0.240%
Maine 470 $17.74 $36,890 0.079%
Connecticut 1,240 $16.06 $33,410 0.076%
Massachusetts 1,910 $15.76 $32,780 0.061%
Minnesota 1,790 $15.74 $32,740 0.069%

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
Terre Haute, IN MSA 340 $17.19 $35,760 0.522%
Danville, VA MSA 210 $14.38 $29,900 0.481%
Joplin, MO MSA 310 $12.90 $26,820 0.416%
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 650 $11.40 $23,720 0.403%
Albany, GA MSA 210 $11.88 $24,710 0.372%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA 100 $22.66 $47,130 0.065%
Danbury, CT PMSA 100 $19.47 $40,500 0.109%
Charleston, WV MSA (7) $19.01 $39,530 (7)
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 230 $18.67 $38,840 0.114%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 90 $18.58 $38,650 0.009%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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