Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-3092 Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.


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)
100,210 2.7 % $13.26 $27,580 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.42 $9.54 $12.23 $16.11 $20.38
Annual Wage (2) $17,510 $19,850 $25,430 $33,510 $42,390


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)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 22,030 7.80 $12.56 $26,120
Other Food Manufacturing 15,070 8.97 $13.12 $27,290
Dairy Product Manufacturing 12,400 9.43 $14.72 $30,610
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 10,960 6.59 $13.63 $28,360
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 8,620 12.76 $12.45 $25,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 8,620 12.76 $12.45 $25,890
Dairy Product Manufacturing 12,400 9.43 $14.72 $30,610
Other Food Manufacturing 15,070 8.97 $13.12 $27,290
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 22,030 7.80 $12.56 $26,120
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,910 6.78 $19.27 $40,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 3,910 6.78 $19.27 $40,090
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores (8) (8) $16.96 $35,290
Beverage Manufacturing 1,300 0.77 $16.55 $34,420
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $16.32 $33,940
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.03 $14.98 $31,150


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 15,840 1.13 1.44 $12.81 $26,650
Texas 7,640 0.74 0.95 $11.20 $23,290
Pennsylvania 5,850 1.05 1.35 $13.86 $28,830
Wisconsin 5,670 2.14 2.74 $14.76 $30,700
Illinois 5,370 0.96 1.23 $14.44 $30,040




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)
Wisconsin 5,670 2.14 2.74 $14.76 $30,700
Iowa 2,820 1.95 2.49 $17.85 $37,120
Idaho 1,000 1.69 2.17 $12.40 $25,790
New Mexico 1,150 1.47 1.89 $10.93 $22,730
Utah 1,700 1.46 1.86 $12.61 $26,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 2,820 1.95 2.49 $17.85 $37,120
Nebraska 770 0.85 1.09 $15.89 $33,040
Delaware 310 0.76 0.97 $15.80 $32,870
Tennessee 1,610 0.62 0.79 $15.66 $32,570
Minnesota 2,530 0.98 1.25 $15.01 $31,220





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,570 1.20 1.53 $12.60 $26,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,860 1.08 1.38 $14.77 $30,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,870 0.57 0.73 $12.31 $25,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.26 1.61 $10.53 $21,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,460 0.86 1.10 $10.93 $22,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.66 0.85 $14.05 $29,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.80 1.03 $11.11 $23,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,090 0.64 0.82 $14.25 $29,650
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 940 0.37 0.47 $10.97 $22,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.56 0.71 $13.00 $27,030




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)
Joplin, MO 820 10.88 13.93 $15.01 $31,220
Logan, UT-ID 370 7.56 9.68 $15.51 $32,250
Columbia, MO 590 7.13 9.13 $15.20 $31,620
Visalia-Porterville, CA 750 5.71 7.31 $14.95 $31,100
La Crosse, WI-MN 330 4.58 5.86 $15.17 $31,560
Appleton, WI 510 4.48 5.73 $13.53 $28,130
Fond du Lac, WI 160 3.76 4.81 $14.14 $29,420
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.73 4.78 $16.25 $33,790
Altoona, PA 210 3.60 4.61 $9.51 $19,780
Las Cruces, NM 220 3.35 4.29 $9.64 $20,040




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 130 0.45 0.57 $18.78 $39,060
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 90 0.72 0.92 $18.49 $38,460
Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $17.81 $37,040
Harrisonburg, VA 70 1.17 1.50 $17.74 $36,890
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $36,760
Hanford-Corcoran, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.36 $36,110
Williamsport, PA 80 1.59 2.04 $17.35 $36,080
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 210 0.35 0.45 $17.25 $35,890
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 1.25 1.59 $17.13 $35,620
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 170 2.90 3.71 $16.90 $35,160

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 740 3.15 4.03 $15.72 $32,700
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 710 4.11 5.26 $17.66 $36,730
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 12.37 15.83 $12.54 $26,080
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 690 2.49 3.18 $13.82 $28,740
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.63 3.36 $13.06 $27,170

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)
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 700 12.37 15.83 $12.54 $26,080
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 220 8.43 10.79 $9.01 $18,730
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 710 4.11 5.26 $17.66 $36,730
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 200 4.03 5.15 $12.19 $25,360
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 250 3.63 4.65 $15.67 $32,590

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 710 4.11 5.26 $17.66 $36,730
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 1.86 2.38 $17.30 $35,980
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.74 0.95 $16.79 $34,930
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.98 1.25 $16.16 $33,620
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 130 1.12 1.44 $15.98 $33,240


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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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