Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,890 7.0 % $14.01 $29,140 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.71 $10.31 $13.26 $17.14 $21.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,110 $21,430 $27,580 $35,650 $43,870


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 5,410 1.10 $12.61 $26,230
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 2,920 1.03 $13.92 $28,960
Other Food Manufacturing 2,240 1.33 $15.02 $31,240
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,800 1.08 $12.40 $25,790
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,210 0.92 $17.66 $36,740

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 680 4.62 $18.37 $38,200
Other Food Manufacturing 2,240 1.33 $15.02 $31,240
Grain and Oilseed Milling 730 1.26 $16.69 $34,720
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,410 1.10 $12.61 $26,230
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,800 1.08 $12.40 $25,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 680 4.62 $18.37 $38,200
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 570 0.84 $17.84 $37,110
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,210 0.92 $17.66 $36,740
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $17.47 $36,340
Grain and Oilseed Milling 730 1.26 $16.69 $34,720


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)
Missouri 2,520 0.97 6.61 $12.56 $26,120
California 1,920 0.14 0.93 $14.99 $31,180
North Carolina 1,530 0.40 2.72 $14.37 $29,890
Michigan 1,120 0.29 1.99 $16.71 $34,760
Texas 960 0.09 0.63 $12.25 $25,480




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 2,520 0.97 6.61 $12.56 $26,120
Idaho 290 0.49 3.29 $12.61 $26,230
South Dakota 190 0.48 3.24 $13.77 $28,650
Nebraska 440 0.48 3.27 $13.62 $28,330
North Carolina 1,530 0.40 2.72 $14.37 $29,890




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 750 0.29 1.95 $17.01 $35,380
Michigan 1,120 0.29 1.99 $16.71 $34,760
North Dakota 140 0.38 2.57 $16.68 $34,690
Tennessee 540 0.21 1.40 $16.67 $34,680
Pennsylvania 550 0.10 0.67 $16.33 $33,970





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 1.13 $12.18 $25,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.29 1.99 $17.33 $36,050
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.49 $11.45 $23,820
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.66 4.47 $19.70 $40,980
Baltimore-Towson, MD 210 0.17 1.13 $12.42 $25,830
Lincoln, NE 200 1.28 8.69 $12.31 $25,610
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 190 0.43 2.91 $14.70 $30,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.33 $15.42 $32,070
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 170 0.29 1.94 $22.18 $46,140
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.74 $17.98 $37,400




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)
Merced, CA 110 1.92 13.02 $14.36 $29,870
Yuba City, CA 50 1.36 9.24 $14.18 $29,490
Lincoln, NE 200 1.28 8.69 $12.31 $25,610
Tyler, TX 100 1.15 7.83 $13.24 $27,550
Visalia-Porterville, CA 150 1.10 7.48 $18.88 $39,260
Dothan, AL 50 0.80 5.45 (8) (8)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.66 4.47 $19.70 $40,980
Sioux Falls, SD 90 0.64 4.33 $15.11 $31,430
Boise City-Nampa, ID 140 0.56 3.78 $10.98 $22,840
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 0.48 3.26 $14.03 $29,190




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)
Sherman-Denison, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.76 $49,410
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 170 0.29 1.94 $22.18 $46,140
Greensboro-High Point, NC 230 0.66 4.47 $19.70 $40,980
Lancaster, PA 50 0.23 1.53 $19.15 $39,820
Visalia-Porterville, CA 150 1.10 7.48 $18.88 $39,260
Dayton, OH 30 0.10 0.65 $18.32 $38,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (8) (8) (8) $18.27 $37,990
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.74 $17.98 $37,400
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 0.41 $17.81 $37,040
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.57 $36,550

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.75 11.86 $11.12 $23,120
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 2.07 14.07 $14.68 $30,530
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 5.66 $14.38 $29,920
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 4.58 $16.27 $33,850
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.11 7.53 $15.66 $32,570

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 2.07 14.07 $14.68 $30,530
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.75 11.86 $11.12 $23,120
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.11 7.53 $15.66 $32,570
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 5.66 $14.38 $29,920
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 4.66 $14.06 $29,240

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.49 $34,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.67 4.58 $16.27 $33,850
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.09 $16.10 $33,490
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.47 $15.83 $32,920
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.11 7.53 $15.66 $32,570


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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