Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
133,470 1.9 % $14.04 $29,210 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.01 $10.18 $12.95 $16.97 $21.59
Annual Wage (2) $18,740 $21,180 $26,950 $35,300 $44,900


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 27,140 9.14 $13.05 $27,150
Dairy Product Manufacturing 17,630 12.90 $16.26 $33,810
Other Food Manufacturing 17,110 8.79 $13.88 $28,880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 14,920 9.06 $14.28 $29,710
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 11,440 15.91 $13.57 $28,240

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 11,440 15.91 $13.57 $28,240
Dairy Product Manufacturing 17,630 12.90 $16.26 $33,810
Grain and Oilseed Milling 5,510 9.26 $19.26 $40,070
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 27,140 9.14 $13.05 $27,150
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 14,920 9.06 $14.28 $29,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grain and Oilseed Milling 5,510 9.26 $19.26 $40,070
Beverage Manufacturing 2,110 1.03 $18.11 $37,670
Dairy Product Manufacturing 17,630 12.90 $16.26 $33,810
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 800 2.38 $15.32 $31,860
Animal Food Manufacturing 2,110 3.78 $14.78 $30,740


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 14,720 0.95 0.98 $13.18 $27,410
Texas 8,660 0.75 0.77 $12.04 $25,050
Wisconsin 7,540 2.72 2.81 $15.63 $32,500
New York 7,210 0.80 0.83 $12.83 $26,690
Pennsylvania 6,960 1.22 1.26 $15.67 $32,600




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 7,540 2.72 2.81 $15.63 $32,500
Idaho 1,430 2.22 2.30 $14.00 $29,110
Utah 2,930 2.21 2.28 $14.26 $29,650
Vermont 630 2.07 2.14 $16.62 $34,570
Iowa 3,000 1.96 2.03 $18.54 $38,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 3,000 1.96 2.03 $18.54 $38,570
Vermont 630 2.07 2.14 $16.62 $34,570
Maryland 1,620 0.62 0.65 $16.16 $33,620
Minnesota 3,560 1.28 1.33 $16.05 $33,380
Pennsylvania 6,960 1.22 1.26 $15.67 $32,600





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,070 1.42 1.47 $15.10 $31,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,290 0.66 0.68 $12.62 $26,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,130 1.01 1.04 $12.39 $25,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,340 0.94 0.98 $12.92 $26,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.97 1.00 $11.84 $24,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,970 1.05 1.08 $15.18 $31,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,560 0.53 0.55 $12.90 $26,830
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,550 1.17 1.21 $15.68 $32,610
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.42 1.47 $13.17 $27,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,430 0.93 0.96 $13.45 $27,970




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)
Logan, UT-ID 910 17.27 17.84 $15.33 $31,890
Sheboygan, WI 550 9.46 9.78 $18.58 $38,640
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 360 9.13 9.44 $18.96 $39,430
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 560 6.56 6.78 $18.15 $37,740
Joplin, MO 440 5.74 5.93 $16.17 $33,630
Appleton, WI 590 4.87 5.03 $17.93 $37,290
Gettysburg, PA 150 4.82 4.98 $15.10 $31,410
Wausau, WI 300 4.37 4.52 $15.42 $32,070
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 250 4.28 4.42 $17.92 $37,270
Lebanon, PA 200 4.24 4.38 $12.14 $25,250