Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.


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)
18,710 5.8 % $13.91 $28,940 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.66 $10.15 $13.05 $17.20 $21.21
Annual Wage (2) $18,020 $21,110 $27,140 $35,780 $44,120


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 4,510 0.91 $12.47 $25,940
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,910 1.04 $13.32 $27,700
Other Food Manufacturing 2,620 1.60 $14.91 $31,010
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,880 1.11 $12.19 $25,360
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,370 1.06 $16.75 $34,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 940 5.52 $18.37 $38,210
Other Food Manufacturing 2,620 1.60 $14.91 $31,010
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,880 1.11 $12.19 $25,360
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,370 1.06 $16.75 $34,850
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,910 1.04 $13.32 $27,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 940 5.52 $18.37 $38,210
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 690 1.01 $18.03 $37,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $17.42 $36,230
Beverage Manufacturing 70 0.04 $17.26 $35,900
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,370 1.06 $16.75 $34,850


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 2,340 0.17 1.13 $14.95 $31,090
Missouri 1,850 0.71 4.85 $12.73 $26,480
North Carolina 1,800 0.48 3.24 $14.10 $29,330
Texas 1,050 0.10 0.71 $11.26 $23,420
Illinois 810 0.15 0.99 $15.06 $31,320




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)
Missouri 1,850 0.71 4.85 $12.73 $26,480
North Carolina 1,800 0.48 3.24 $14.10 $29,330
North Dakota 170 0.46 3.15 $17.36 $36,110
South Dakota 170 0.43 2.93 $13.13 $27,310
Nebraska 320 0.36 2.42 $12.51 $26,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 170 0.46 3.15 $17.36 $36,110
Washington 520 0.19 1.31 $17.12 $35,600
Pennsylvania 650 0.12 0.80 $16.67 $34,670
Kentucky 170 0.10 0.68 $16.08 $33,450
Minnesota 770 0.30 2.04 $16.02 $33,320

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.16 1.10 $14.87 $30,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.53 $14.06 $29,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 0.39 $12.55 $26,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.13 0.89 $10.45 $21,740
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 0.27 1.80 $17.43 $36,250
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 0.41 2.80 $12.93 $26,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 170 0.14 0.92 $14.31 $29,770
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.76 5.13 (8) (8)
Rocky Mount, NC 150 2.66 18.07 $12.09 $25,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.66 $17.79 $37,000




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)
Yuba City, CA 110 2.96 20.13 $15.43 $32,080
Rocky Mount, NC 150 2.66 18.07 $12.09 $25,140
Dothan, AL 70 1.19 8.09 $11.51 $23,940
Lebanon, PA 40 0.78 5.28 $10.60 $22,050
Winston-Salem, NC 150 0.76 5.13 (8) (8)
Lancaster, PA 130 0.57 3.85 $20.78 $43,210
Tyler, TX 50 0.54 3.63 $9.05 $18,820
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.52 3.53 $13.33 $27,730
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 180 0.41 2.80 $12.93 $26,890
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 80 0.31 2.12 $8.54 $17,760




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)
Lancaster, PA 130 0.57 3.85 $20.78 $43,210
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.50 $19.61 $40,790
Dayton, OH 40 0.11 0.73 $18.57 $38,620
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.66 $17.79 $37,000
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 260 0.27 1.80 $17.43 $36,250
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.33 $36,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.91 $35,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.10 0.65 $16.57 $34,470
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.12 0.84 $16.55 $34,420
Denver-Aurora, CO 110 0.10 0.65 $16.02 $33,330

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.22 8.29 $12.18 $25,340
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 4.36 $12.19 $25,350
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.42 9.67 $14.43 $30,010
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 80 0.54 3.67 $14.10 $29,330
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.87 $14.95 $31,090

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)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.50 10.18 $12.52 $26,030
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.42 9.67 $14.43 $30,010
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 1.22 8.29 $12.18 $25,340
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.66 4.46 $12.11 $25,200
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.64 4.36 $12.19 $25,350

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 2.63 $16.42 $34,150
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.35 $31,920
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.21 $31,640
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.57 $14.96 $31,120
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.87 $14.95 $31,090


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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