Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
32,220 3.0 % $12.19 $25,360 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.22 $11.24 $14.45 $17.92
Annual Wage (2) $16,890 $19,180 $23,380 $30,060 $37,270


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)
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,450 3.82 $13.01 $27,060
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,580 0.93 $11.93 $24,810
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,770 1.35 $12.96 $26,960
Other General Merchandise Stores 3,350 0.22 $9.85 $20,480
Other Food Manufacturing 3,100 1.89 $13.59 $28,260

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 6,450 3.82 $13.01 $27,060
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,650 2.41 $13.21 $27,470
Other Food Manufacturing 3,100 1.89 $13.59 $28,260
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,770 1.35 $12.96 $26,960
Grain and Oilseed Milling 720 1.24 $16.51 $34,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 720 1.24 $16.51 $34,340
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,040 0.80 $14.20 $29,540
Beverage Manufacturing (8) (8) $13.90 $28,920
Other Food Manufacturing 3,100 1.89 $13.59 $28,260
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,650 2.41 $13.21 $27,470


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)
Illinois 2,920 0.53 2.09 $11.79 $24,530
Texas 2,790 0.28 1.09 $10.51 $21,870
California 2,490 0.18 0.70 $12.34 $25,670
Ohio 1,480 0.30 1.18 $11.98 $24,930
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.27 1.05 $15.17 $31,550




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 930 1.56 6.14 $13.32 $27,700
Nebraska 600 0.66 2.62 $12.11 $25,180
Illinois 2,920 0.53 2.09 $11.79 $24,530
Kentucky 830 0.48 1.90 $11.07 $23,030
Arkansas 540 0.48 1.89 $12.58 $26,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 300 0.19 0.75 $18.20 $37,850
Pennsylvania 1,460 0.27 1.05 $15.17 $31,550
Massachusetts 380 0.12 0.48 $14.57 $30,300
New York 1,310 0.16 0.62 $13.80 $28,700
Michigan 1,170 0.31 1.24 $13.53 $28,140

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 2,050 0.58 2.28 $11.81 $24,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.21 0.84 $11.09 $23,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 550 0.28 1.09 $10.29 $21,410
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 1.24 4.87 $11.80 $24,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.16 0.64 $12.29 $25,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.32 $13.02 $27,080
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 360 0.38 1.49 $13.78 $28,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 350 0.16 0.63 $11.79 $24,510
Tulsa, OK 320 0.79 3.10 $11.75 $24,440
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 300 0.85 3.35 $13.85 $28,820




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)
Battle Creek, MI 200 3.78 14.89 $19.22 $39,980
Sheboygan, WI 90 1.66 6.56 $12.18 $25,330
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 1.63 6.44 $12.25 $25,480
Fort Smith, AR-OK 160 1.40 5.51 $15.42 $32,080
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 1.29 5.10 $10.35 $21,520
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 120 1.24 4.90 $12.78 $26,580
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 1.24 4.87 $11.80 $24,540
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.19 4.71 $15.27 $31,760
York-Hanover, PA 180 1.06 4.18 $17.86 $37,150
Joplin, MO 80 1.05 4.15 $11.72 $24,370




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)
Modesto, CA 120 0.81 3.19 $21.09 $43,860
Battle Creek, MI 200 3.78 14.89 $19.22 $39,980
Lancaster, PA 220 0.98 3.88 $18.04 $37,520
York-Hanover, PA 180 1.06 4.18 $17.86 $37,150
Reading, PA 40 0.24 0.96 $16.85 $35,040
Stockton, CA 50 0.25 1.00 $16.70 $34,740
St. Joseph, MO-KS 50 0.93 3.66 $16.33 $33,960
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 120 0.13 0.51 $16.32 $33,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 0.45 $16.06 $33,410
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 60 0.18 0.72 $15.91 $33,100

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.56 6.14 $10.16 $21,140
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 0.99 3.89 $14.19 $29,520
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 230 0.85 3.34 $10.18 $21,180
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.59 6.25 $12.25 $25,470
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.70 2.76 $12.39 $25,780

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)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 2.52 9.96 $13.53 $28,140
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 170 1.93 7.63 $12.17 $25,300
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 140 1.93 7.59 $16.40 $34,110
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.59 6.25 $12.25 $25,470
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.56 6.14 $10.16 $21,140

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 140 1.93 7.59 $16.40 $34,110
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.48 1.87 $15.89 $33,050
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 2.45 $15.49 $32,220
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.00 $15.23 $31,680
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 2.45 $14.92 $31,040


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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