Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators. Excludes "Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders" (51-9011).


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)
47,750 3.2 % $19.81 $41,210 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $14.21 $18.47 $24.28 $30.12
Annual Wage (2) $23,150 $29,550 $38,420 $50,510 $62,650


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)
Beverage Manufacturing 13,380 6.51 $19.37 $40,280
Dairy Product Manufacturing 6,510 4.76 $18.04 $37,520
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,900 1.38 $21.64 $45,020
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 2,720 1.83 $23.66 $49,220
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 1,760 1.69 $18.98 $39,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 13,380 6.51 $19.37 $40,280
Tobacco Manufacturing 830 6.21 $29.69 $61,760
Dairy Product Manufacturing 6,510 4.76 $18.04 $37,520
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,460 2.45 $18.63 $38,760
Metal Ore Mining 960 2.21 $26.14 $54,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing (8) (8) $29.91 $62,210
Tobacco Manufacturing 830 6.21 $29.69 $61,760
Metal Ore Mining 960 2.21 $26.14 $54,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying (8) (8) $25.59 $53,230
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,520 1.50 $24.27 $50,480


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 7,960 0.51 1.48 $19.10 $39,720
North Carolina 3,060 0.74 2.14 $25.51 $53,070
Texas 2,950 0.26 0.74 $22.74 $47,310
Pennsylvania 2,250 0.39 1.14 $19.93 $41,440
Wisconsin 2,080 0.75 2.17 $18.07 $37,570




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)
Alaska 320 0.97 2.81 $22.01 $45,780
Wyoming 270 0.96 2.78 $32.62 $67,850
Idaho 620 0.96 2.78 $17.92 $37,280
Wisconsin 2,080 0.75 2.17 $18.07 $37,570
North Carolina 3,060 0.74 2.14 $25.51 $53,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 270 0.96 2.78 $32.62 $67,850
North Carolina 3,060 0.74 2.14 $25.51 $53,070
Maine 300 0.50 1.46 $23.14 $48,130
Nevada 790 0.64 1.84 $23.09 $48,040
Utah 310 0.23 0.67 $22.90 $47,640





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)
Santa Rosa, CA 1,200 6.36 18.37 $19.29 $40,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.25 0.73 $19.19 $39,920
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 960 0.15 0.43 $18.35 $38,160
Napa, CA 900 12.82 37.01 $20.81 $43,290
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 890 3.10 8.95 $27.12 $56,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 820 0.28 0.81 $20.97 $43,610
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 790 0.58 1.67 $21.30 $44,290
Winston-Salem, NC 750 2.90 8.38 $29.44 $61,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 610 0.35 1.01 $17.93 $37,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 500 0.20 0.58 $18.60 $38,690




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)
Napa, CA 900 12.82 37.01 $20.81 $43,290
Santa Rosa, CA 1,200 6.36 18.37 $19.29 $40,130
Walla Walla, WA 140 5.83 16.83 $18.89 $39,290
Jonesboro, AR 240 4.74 13.70 $17.18 $35,740
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 890 3.10 8.95 $27.12 $56,400
Winston-Salem, NC 750 2.90 8.38 $29.44 $61,230
Lewiston, ID-WA 70 2.85 8.23 (8) (8)
Modesto, CA 400 2.41 6.97 $16.92 $35,180
Goldsboro, NC 100 2.41 6.95 $13.70 $28,490
Coeur d'Alene, ID 130 2.25 6.48 $18.12 $37,690