Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
20,350 7.0 % $14.22 $29,580 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.76 $10.39 $13.67 $17.59 $21.16
Annual Wage (2) $18,210 $21,610 $28,430 $36,580 $44,010


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 5,390 1.11 $13.02 $27,090
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,720 1.30 $15.00 $31,200
Other Food Manufacturing 2,250 1.29 $14.84 $30,870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,140 1.28 $12.56 $26,120
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,100 0.83 $18.00 $37,430

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 800 5.88 (8) (8)
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,720 1.30 $15.00 $31,200
Other Food Manufacturing 2,250 1.29 $14.84 $30,870
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,140 1.28 $12.56 $26,120
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,390 1.11 $13.02 $27,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 620 1.04 $18.25 $37,970
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,100 0.83 $18.00 $37,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $17.69 $36,790
Beverage Manufacturing 80 0.04 $17.17 $35,720
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 520 0.76 $16.66 $34,660


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 2,490 0.95 6.11 $12.82 $26,660
Michigan 1,810 0.46 2.96 $17.35 $36,090
California 1,740 0.12 0.78 $14.68 $30,530
Texas 1,480 0.14 0.89 $10.77 $22,410
North Carolina 1,420 0.37 2.35 $15.22 $31,670




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 2,490 0.95 6.11 $12.82 $26,660
Idaho 520 0.87 5.54 $14.82 $30,830
Michigan 1,810 0.46 2.96 $17.35 $36,090
South Dakota 150 0.38 2.41 $13.52 $28,120
Vermont 110 0.37 2.40 $13.67 $28,430




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 1,810 0.46 2.96 $17.35 $36,090
Minnesota 830 0.32 2.02 $17.11 $35,580
Tennessee 380 0.14 0.90 $16.68 $34,700
Colorado 160 0.07 0.47 $15.90 $33,080
Washington 430 0.16 1.01 $15.90 $33,070





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 790 0.22 1.38 $12.80 $26,620
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 690 1.79 11.45 $18.03 $37,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 510 0.29 1.85 $17.22 $35,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.05 0.35 $10.91 $22,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.43 $13.27 $27,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.18 1.14 $12.85 $26,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 210 0.08 0.51 $11.48 $23,880
El Paso, TX 200 0.74 4.76 $8.31 $17,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 200 0.10 0.61 $12.94 $26,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 0.88 $17.70 $36,810




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 120 1.97 12.61 $13.40 $27,880
Greenville, NC 140 1.95 12.46 $8.46 $17,600
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 690 1.79 11.45 $18.03 $37,500
Yuba City, CA 40 1.18 7.56 $12.25 $25,480
Lincoln, NE 150 0.91 5.81 $12.42 $25,820
El Paso, TX 200 0.74 4.76 $8.31 $17,290
Tyler, TX 60 0.64 4.08 $12.24 $25,450
Boise City-Nampa, ID 160 0.61 3.93 $11.02 $22,920
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 0.45 2.90 $20.20 $42,020
Salem, OR 60 0.43 2.74 $14.74 $30,670




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)
Cedar Rapids, IA 40 0.32 2.07 $20.21 $42,030
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 0.45 2.90 $20.20 $42,020
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 0.37 $19.49 $40,530
Idaho Falls, ID (8) (8) (8) $18.83 $39,160
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.34 $18.42 $38,310
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 690 1.79 11.45 $18.03 $37,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.14 0.88 $17.70 $36,810
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.42 $36,240
Eugene-Springfield, OR (8) (8) (8) $17.39 $36,170
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 80 0.06 0.40 $17.26 $35,910

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 240 1.65 10.58 $11.34 $23,580
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.69 10.81 $16.50 $34,330
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 160 2.43 15.53 $11.82 $24,580
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.62 4.00 $9.74 $20,250
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 6.08 $12.50 $26,000

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)
North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 160 2.43 15.53 $11.82 $24,580
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.69 10.81 $16.50 $34,330
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 240 1.65 10.58 $11.34 $23,580
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.41 9.01 $13.18 $27,400
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 6.08 $12.50 $26,000

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.84 $19.02 $39,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.78 $17.78 $36,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $34,870
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.10 $16.54 $34,400
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.69 10.81 $16.50 $34,330


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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