Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.


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)
16,430 3.1 % $13.67 $28,420 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.84 $10.28 $12.67 $16.06 $20.21
Annual Wage (2) $18,380 $21,370 $26,360 $33,400 $42,030


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 2,890 0.59 $11.58 $24,090
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 1,670 1.01 $12.67 $26,360
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,520 0.54 $14.39 $29,930
Other Food Manufacturing 1,020 0.61 $13.68 $28,450
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 770 0.61 $13.17 $27,390

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 1,670 1.01 $12.67 $26,360
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 260 0.84 $11.23 $23,350
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 770 0.61 $13.17 $27,390
Other Food Manufacturing 1,020 0.61 $13.68 $28,450
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,890 0.59 $11.58 $24,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining (8) (8) $25.33 $52,680
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing 80 0.03 $23.42 $48,710
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 310 0.28 $21.50 $44,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 90 0.02 $20.71 $43,070
Rubber Product Manufacturing 100 0.08 $19.11 $39,750


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)
Ohio 1,890 0.38 2.96 $13.76 $28,620
California 1,730 0.12 0.96 $12.37 $25,730
Texas 1,500 0.15 1.14 $11.59 $24,110
Washington 710 0.26 2.04 $16.71 $34,750
Illinois 710 0.13 0.99 $14.10 $29,330




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)
Ohio 1,890 0.38 2.96 $13.76 $28,620
Delaware 140 0.34 2.64 $10.36 $21,560
Mississippi 360 0.33 2.59 $9.79 $20,360
Iowa 440 0.30 2.37 $13.97 $29,060
Washington 710 0.26 2.04 $16.71 $34,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 220 0.06 0.48 $18.19 $37,840
Maine 70 0.11 0.90 $17.95 $37,340
Washington 710 0.26 2.04 $16.71 $34,750
West Virginia 90 0.13 1.03 $16.36 $34,020
New Jersey 490 0.13 1.01 $16.22 $33,740





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 480 0.12 0.97 $11.79 $24,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.89 $15.25 $31,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 280 0.17 1.33 $14.52 $30,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 0.82 $12.12 $25,210
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 230 0.23 1.83 $14.56 $30,280
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 200 0.21 1.62 $14.52 $30,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.84 $14.21 $29,570
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 190 0.22 1.73 $10.79 $22,440
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 190 0.85 6.61 $9.05 $18,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.09 0.70 $11.31 $23,530




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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 180 1.80 14.05 $14.49 $30,130
Merced, CA 60 1.08 8.43 $11.09 $23,060
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 60 0.96 7.49 $11.86 $24,670
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 190 0.85 6.61 $9.05 $18,820
Salinas, CA 100 0.67 5.25 $14.48 $30,130
Wausau, WI 40 0.61 4.73 $16.66 $34,650
Modesto, CA 90 0.58 4.50 $12.08 $25,130
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 100 0.58 4.51 $10.52 $21,880
Yakima, WA 40 0.55 4.30 $12.17 $25,310
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.53 4.10 $10.85 $22,560




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.83 $20.06 $41,730
Lancaster, PA 90 0.39 3.02 $19.10 $39,730
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 40 0.03 0.24 $18.73 $38,950
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.12 0.93 $18.59 $38,660
Rochester, NY 30 0.07 0.55 $18.47 $38,430
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.34 $18.39 $38,240
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 1.18 $18.05 $37,540
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 70 0.27 2.12 $17.50 $36,410
Akron, OH 90 0.28 2.20 $17.02 $35,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 0.56 $16.99 $35,340

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 5.85 $13.41 $27,880
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 2.82 22.04 $14.78 $30,750
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.89 6.97 $13.87 $28,840
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 2.41 18.83 $12.70 $26,410
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 120 0.86 6.68 (8) (8)

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 170 2.82 22.04 $14.78 $30,750
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 2.41 18.83 $12.70 $26,410
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.18 9.24 $11.60 $24,130
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 1.02 7.96 $8.75 $18,200
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 1.00 7.78 $16.01 $33,290

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)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.87 $39,240
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.77 $18.00 $37,440
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 1.00 7.78 $16.01 $33,290
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.48 3.78 $15.33 $31,890
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.54 $15.12 $31,440


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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