Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
36,850 6.9 % $14.06 $29,250 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.78 $10.34 $13.26 $17.19 $21.17
Annual Wage (2) $18,250 $21,510 $27,590 $35,750 $44,040


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)
Other Food Manufacturing 7,170 3.82 $16.77 $34,890
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,790 1.19 $13.01 $27,050
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,790 2.92 $15.07 $31,340
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,580 1.58 $13.43 $27,930
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 3,100 0.03 $10.32 $21,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 7,170 3.82 $16.77 $34,890
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,790 2.92 $15.07 $31,340
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 1,690 2.42 $13.66 $28,410
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,580 1.58 $13.43 $27,930
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 5,790 1.19 $13.01 $27,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Food Manufacturing 7,170 3.82 $16.77 $34,890
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,370 1.03 $16.10 $33,490
Other General Merchandise Stores 820 0.05 $15.85 $32,960
Animal Food Manufacturing 250 0.45 $15.54 $32,320
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,790 2.92 $15.07 $31,340


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)
Illinois 3,810 0.66 2.42 $12.95 $26,930
California 3,400 0.22 0.82 $14.02 $29,150
New York 2,780 0.32 1.16 $13.68 $28,450
Texas 2,670 0.24 0.87 $12.68 $26,370
Alabama 2,300 1.24 4.53 $12.08 $25,120




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)
Alabama 2,300 1.24 4.53 $12.08 $25,120
Illinois 3,810 0.66 2.42 $12.95 $26,930
Arkansas 660 0.57 2.09 $13.69 $28,470
Oklahoma 780 0.49 1.81 $13.13 $27,310
Nebraska 410 0.44 1.61 $14.45 $30,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 220 0.36 1.31 $17.97 $37,380
Georgia (8) (8) (8) $17.68 $36,780
Massachusetts 360 0.11 0.40 $17.04 $35,440
Minnesota 1,210 0.44 1.63 $16.98 $35,320
Tennessee 1,190 0.43 1.59 $16.38 $34,070





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 1,460 0.39 1.43 $12.41 $25,810
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.25 0.93 $11.43 $23,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.16 0.57 $11.88 $24,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.19 0.70 $12.61 $26,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.24 0.88 $10.86 $22,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.21 0.79 $14.37 $29,900
York-Hanover, PA 370 2.10 7.71 $15.79 $32,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 360 0.20 0.73 $13.09 $27,230
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 360 0.58 2.11 $16.24 $33,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.26 0.96 (8) (8)




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 340 4.31 15.81 $16.69 $34,710
Janesville, WI 270 4.29 15.72 $15.55 $32,330
York-Hanover, PA 370 2.10 7.71 $15.79 $32,840
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.07 7.60 $17.63 $36,680
Modesto, CA 300 1.85 6.77 (8) (8)
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 1.52 5.59 $15.50 $32,250
Williamsport, PA 80 1.44 5.27 $19.35 $40,240
Stockton, CA 280 1.35 4.96 $16.62 $34,560
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.28 4.71 $17.48 $36,360
Dothan, AL 60 1.14 4.19 $10.08 $20,970




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)
Williamsport, PA 80 1.44 5.27 $19.35 $40,240
Boise City-Nampa, ID 60 0.22 0.80 $18.66 $38,820
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.31 $17.92 $37,280
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.06 0.24 $17.89 $37,210
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 120 2.07 7.60 $17.63 $36,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $17.49 $36,370
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 50 1.28 4.71 $17.48 $36,360
Pittsburgh, PA 210 0.19 0.69 $17.43 $36,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.07 0.24 $17.28 $35,940
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.07 $35,510

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 810 4.65 17.05 $16.78 $34,900
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 400 2.09 7.66 $15.36 $31,960
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.96 10.84 $16.08 $33,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.17 4.30 $14.71 $30,600
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 230 0.97 3.57 $15.85 $32,960

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 810 4.65 17.05 $16.78 $34,900
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.96 10.84 $16.08 $33,440
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 400 2.09 7.66 $15.36 $31,960
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 1.59 5.81 (8) (8)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 110 1.53 5.62 (8) (8)

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 2.68 $19.55 $40,660
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,040
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.61 2.24 $17.38 $36,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 810 4.65 17.05 $16.78 $34,900
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.56 2.07 $16.56 $34,450


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015