Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
31,020 3.2 % $12.89 $26,820 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.50 $11.79 $15.61 $18.80
Annual Wage (2) $17,360 $19,750 $24,520 $32,470 $39,110


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 6,430 3.87 $13.89 $28,900
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,350 1.54 $13.55 $28,180
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 4,330 0.88 $12.47 $25,950
Other Food Manufacturing 3,380 2.01 $14.46 $30,070
Grocery Stores 2,690 0.11 $10.67 $22,190

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 6,430 3.87 $13.89 $28,900
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,390 2.05 $13.43 $27,930
Other Food Manufacturing 3,380 2.01 $14.46 $30,070
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,350 1.54 $13.55 $28,180
Grain and Oilseed Milling 880 1.52 $17.18 $35,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 880 1.52 $17.18 $35,730
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,040 0.79 $15.10 $31,420
Other Food Manufacturing 3,380 2.01 $14.46 $30,070
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 6,430 3.87 $13.89 $28,900
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,350 1.54 $13.55 $28,180


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)
Texas 3,120 0.30 1.25 $10.77 $22,400
California 2,770 0.20 0.82 $12.32 $25,640
Illinois 1,910 0.34 1.42 $12.06 $25,090
Ohio 1,650 0.33 1.37 $13.00 $27,030
New York 1,580 0.19 0.77 $14.51 $30,180




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 850 1.44 5.97 $13.59 $28,260
Arkansas 520 0.46 1.90 $11.99 $24,940
Maine 250 0.43 1.78 $12.09 $25,140
South Dakota 160 0.42 1.73 $12.65 $26,310
Mississippi 460 0.42 1.75 $9.30 $19,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 350 0.22 0.91 $18.45 $38,380
Pennsylvania 1,430 0.26 1.07 $15.56 $32,370
Nebraska 130 0.15 0.61 $15.13 $31,470
New York 1,580 0.19 0.77 $14.51 $30,180
Michigan 1,240 0.32 1.34 $14.47 $30,090





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 1,250 0.35 1.45 $11.71 $24,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.20 0.83 $10.93 $22,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.31 1.28 $10.60 $22,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.21 0.86 $12.63 $26,270
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 420 0.19 0.79 $11.38 $23,680
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.39 1.60 $11.33 $23,560
Tulsa, OK 320 0.79 3.28 $12.59 $26,190
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 320 0.54 2.24 $14.60 $30,370
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.61 2.52 $11.77 $24,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 290 0.17 0.72 $15.42 $32,080




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)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 220 1.97 8.15 $12.65 $26,320
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.93 7.99 $18.02 $37,490
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 120 1.18 4.87 $10.49 $21,820
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 80 1.15 4.76 $14.37 $29,890
York-Hanover, PA 180 1.04 4.28 $18.44 $38,360
Logan, UT-ID 50 0.98 4.04 $14.08 $29,290
El Paso, TX 260 0.97 4.01 $9.09 $18,900
Lancaster, PA 210 0.96 3.97 $17.26 $35,900
Modesto, CA 140 0.91 3.76 $20.77 $43,200
Tulsa, OK 320 0.79 3.28 $12.59 $26,190




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)
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 40 0.15 0.61 $24.96 $51,910
Modesto, CA 140 0.91 3.76 $20.77 $43,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.24 1.00 $19.79 $41,160
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.24 0.98 $19.68 $40,930
York-Hanover, PA 180 1.04 4.28 $18.44 $38,360
Stockton, CA 110 0.57 2.37 $18.09 $37,630
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.93 7.99 $18.02 $37,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.45 $17.89 $37,210
Rochester, NY 260 0.53 2.18 $17.65 $36,700
Lancaster, PA 210 0.96 3.97 $17.26 $35,900

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 430 1.14 4.72 $11.23 $23,350
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 420 2.22 9.18 $15.76 $32,780
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 320 4.68 19.36 $14.60 $30,360
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 300 1.66 6.88 $12.51 $26,020
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 270 1.02 4.22 $13.24 $27,550

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 320 4.68 19.36 $14.60 $30,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 420 2.22 9.18 $15.76 $32,780
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 2.12 8.76 $15.02 $31,250
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.69 7.01 $12.87 $26,760
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 300 1.66 6.88 $12.51 $26,020

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 420 2.22 9.18 $15.76 $32,780
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 1.91 $15.48 $32,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.47 1.95 $15.40 $32,030
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 130 2.12 8.76 $15.02 $31,250
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 1.12 4.63 $14.65 $30,470


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.

(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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