Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
20,320 4.3 % $14.58 $30,320 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $10.67 $13.49 $17.48 $22.58
Annual Wage (2) $19,140 $22,180 $28,060 $36,350 $46,960


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 3,770 1.27 $13.39 $27,850
Other Food Manufacturing 3,160 1.62 $15.48 $32,210
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,810 1.71 $13.53 $28,130
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,110 0.44 $13.17 $27,400
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 1,300 0.18 $13.44 $27,950

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 1,220 9.14 $21.55 $44,830
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 2,810 1.71 $13.53 $28,130
Other Food Manufacturing 3,160 1.62 $15.48 $32,210
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 3,770 1.27 $13.39 $27,850
Animal Food Manufacturing 570 1.03 $13.37 $27,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 170 0.08 $22.84 $47,510
Tobacco Manufacturing 1,220 9.14 $21.55 $44,830
Dairy Product Manufacturing 740 0.54 $18.28 $38,030
Grain and Oilseed Milling 500 0.84 $17.74 $36,900
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 310 0.43 $16.83 $35,010


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 2,570 0.17 1.13 $14.01 $29,140
Texas 2,240 0.19 1.32 $12.11 $25,200
Ohio 1,250 0.24 1.61 $13.43 $27,940
North Carolina 1,180 0.29 1.95 $22.09 $45,950
Illinois 760 0.13 0.89 $13.46 $28,010




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 570 0.89 6.03 $14.45 $30,060
Vermont 170 0.57 3.89 $17.84 $37,100
South Dakota 160 0.38 2.61 $13.75 $28,610
North Dakota 140 0.32 2.16 $14.24 $29,620
North Carolina 1,180 0.29 1.95 $22.09 $45,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Carolina 1,180 0.29 1.95 $22.09 $45,950
South Carolina 60 0.03 0.20 $18.53 $38,530
Nebraska 160 0.17 1.17 $18.01 $37,470
Vermont 170 0.57 3.89 $17.84 $37,100
Colorado 430 0.18 1.19 $17.60 $36,600





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 560 0.23 1.54 $13.19 $27,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 490 0.17 1.15 $12.66 $26,330
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.07 0.51 $16.21 $33,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 470 0.13 0.90 $13.24 $27,550
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.21 8.19 $25.75 $53,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.69 $14.10 $29,340
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 370 0.34 2.28 $17.47 $36,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.15 1.04 $11.84 $24,630
Fresno, CA 330 0.97 6.56 $9.98 $20,760
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.24 1.61 $13.25 $27,560




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 120 1.59 10.78 $13.65 $28,400
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 120 1.41 9.55 $18.83 $39,160
Chico, CA 100 1.36 9.24 $17.42 $36,240
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.21 8.19 $25.75 $53,560
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.05 7.15 $19.31 $40,160
Madera, CA 40 0.97 6.61 $11.82 $24,580
Fresno, CA 330 0.97 6.56 $9.98 $20,760
Fort Smith, AR-OK 100 0.91 6.20 $8.46 $17,600
Owensboro, KY 40 0.90 6.12 (8) (8)
Sherman-Denison, TX 30 0.72 4.88 $12.89 $26,810




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)
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 1.21 8.19 $25.75 $53,560
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.13 0.87 $21.82 $45,380
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 170 0.12 0.84 $21.57 $44,870
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.10 0.68 $21.01 $43,690
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 1.05 7.15 $19.31 $40,160
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.10 0.65 $19.12 $39,760
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 120 1.41 9.55 $18.83 $39,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,370
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.17 1.18 $18.17 $37,790
Lancaster, PA 40 0.18 1.24 $18.08 $37,610

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)
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 340 7.32 49.65 $13.63 $28,350
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.11 7.50 $16.94 $35,220
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.14 7.76 $11.55 $24,030
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.55 3.73 $11.61 $24,160
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 110 1.50 10.18 $15.90 $33,080

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)
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 340 7.32 49.65 $13.63 $28,350
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 1.94 13.18 $16.17 $33,630
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 110 1.50 10.18 $15.90 $33,080
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 1.14 7.76 $11.55 $24,030
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.11 7.50 $16.94 $35,220

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 2.55 $17.63 $36,660
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.11 7.50 $16.94 $35,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.13 0.90 $16.48 $34,280
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.48 $16.33 $33,970
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.17 $33,630


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016