Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other

All food processing workers not listed separately


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)
45,630 3.2 % $12.12 $25,220 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $9.75 $11.41 $13.90 $16.73
Annual Wage (2) $18,350 $20,270 $23,720 $28,920 $34,800


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 16,850 3.48 $11.88 $24,710
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,030 2.45 $12.10 $25,160
Other Food Manufacturing 3,700 1.90 $13.56 $28,210
Employment Services 2,400 0.07 $10.87 $22,620
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 1,990 0.67 $13.40 $27,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 16,850 3.48 $11.88 $24,710
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 4,030 2.45 $12.10 $25,160
Other Food Manufacturing 3,700 1.90 $13.56 $28,210
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging 620 1.86 $10.93 $22,740
Grain and Oilseed Milling 690 1.17 $14.80 $30,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1,110 0.81 $17.69 $36,790
Grocery Stores 310 0.01 $14.93 $31,060
Grain and Oilseed Milling 690 1.17 $14.80 $30,780
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 380 0.53 $14.26 $29,660
Animal Food Manufacturing 190 0.33 $14.25 $29,640


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)
Iowa 6,230 4.08 12.33 $12.41 $25,820
California 3,980 0.26 0.78 $11.56 $24,050
Texas 3,300 0.29 0.86 $11.07 $23,020
Arkansas 2,830 2.40 7.26 $11.05 $22,990
Minnesota 2,690 0.97 2.93 $13.93 $28,970




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)
Iowa 6,230 4.08 12.33 $12.41 $25,820
Arkansas 2,830 2.40 7.26 $11.05 $22,990
Minnesota 2,690 0.97 2.93 $13.93 $28,970
Missouri 1,890 0.70 2.11 $11.51 $23,940
Kentucky 1,180 0.64 1.94 $12.00 $24,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 160 0.13 0.39 $15.62 $32,490
Wisconsin 760 0.27 0.83 $15.14 $31,490
Idaho 370 0.57 1.73 $14.90 $31,000
Massachusetts 610 0.18 0.54 $14.08 $29,300
Vermont 50 0.17 0.52 $13.93 $28,980





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,420 0.76 2.29 $13.76 $28,610
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,150 5.19 15.67 $10.90 $22,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.23 0.71 $10.44 $21,720
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.22 0.67 $14.00 $29,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 690 0.53 1.60 $12.10 $25,160
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 670 0.62 1.86 $12.01 $24,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 640 1.86 5.63 $13.39 $27,850
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 510 0.44 1.33 $10.85 $22,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 480 0.19 0.58 $10.65 $22,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 0.62 $11.56 $24,050




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)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,150 5.19 15.67 $10.90 $22,680
Fort Smith, AR-OK 320 2.96 8.96 $9.65 $20,070
Salisbury, MD-DE 420 2.76 8.36 $11.46 $23,840
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 640 1.86 5.63 $13.39 $27,850
Salem, OR 250 1.61 4.87 $11.73 $24,400
St. Cloud, MN 150 1.46 4.40 $15.17 $31,550
Dover, DE 70 1.13 3.42 $12.66 $26,320
Waco, TX 110 1.00 3.02 $10.77 $22,390
Pueblo, CO 60 1.00 3.03 $11.95 $24,850
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 60 0.99 3.00 $10.63 $22,110




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)
Eugene, OR 50 0.33 1.00 $17.13 $35,630
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 160 0.26 0.80 $15.72 $32,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.28 $15.28 $31,780
St. Cloud, MN 150 1.46 4.40 $15.17 $31,550
Wichita, KS 150 0.49 1.49 $14.73 $30,650
Boise City, ID 130 0.46 1.40 $14.57 $30,310
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $14.42 $29,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 210 0.21 0.63 $14.27 $29,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.16 $29,450
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.22 0.67 $14.00 $29,120

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 3,340 14.60 44.12 $11.70 $24,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 540 3.40 10.27 $14.72 $30,620
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 480 4.09 12.35 $11.55 $24,030
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 420 4.32 13.05 $11.44 $23,800
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 360 5.34 16.12 $14.79 $30,750

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 Iowa nonmetropolitan area 3,340 14.60 44.12 $11.70 $24,340
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 360 5.34 16.12 $14.79 $30,750
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 420 4.32 13.05 $11.44 $23,800
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 480 4.09 12.35 $11.55 $24,030
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 300 3.83 11.56 $13.80 $28,700

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 50 0.26 0.77 $15.76 $32,780
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 1.18 $15.33 $31,890
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 360 5.34 16.12 $14.79 $30,750
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 540 3.40 10.27 $14.72 $30,620
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.65 $30,480


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