Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
43,310 2.9 % $19.78 $41,150 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.13 $14.29 $18.55 $24.51 $29.85
Annual Wage (2) $23,150 $29,730 $38,590 $50,970 $62,080


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 12,120 6.25 $19.34 $40,230
Dairy Product Manufacturing 5,200 3.91 $18.74 $38,970
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,730 1.37 $22.79 $47,400
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 2,010 1.39 $21.91 $45,570
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,600 1.53 $23.97 $49,850

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 12,120 6.25 $19.34 $40,230
Dairy Product Manufacturing 5,200 3.91 $18.74 $38,970
Tobacco Manufacturing 510 3.85 $28.58 $59,440
Metal Ore Mining 970 2.12 $25.10 $52,200
Grain and Oilseed Milling 1,140 1.93 $18.58 $38,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tobacco Manufacturing 510 3.85 $28.58 $59,440
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 350 0.32 $27.98 $58,200
Metal Ore Mining 970 2.12 $25.10 $52,200
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 730 0.79 $24.31 $50,560
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 50 0.37 $24.16 $50,240


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 7,080 0.47 1.46 $19.41 $40,370
Texas 3,110 0.28 0.86 $21.80 $45,350
North Carolina 2,630 0.65 2.03 $26.44 $54,990
Ohio 2,050 0.39 1.23 $18.47 $38,420
Wisconsin 1,970 0.72 2.26 $18.54 $38,560




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)
Wyoming 230 0.83 2.58 $33.86 $70,430
Wisconsin 1,970 0.72 2.26 $18.54 $38,560
Alaska 230 0.72 2.23 $21.49 $44,690
Idaho 420 0.67 2.08 $17.86 $37,140
North Carolina 2,630 0.65 2.03 $26.44 $54,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 230 0.83 2.58 $33.86 $70,430
North Carolina 2,630 0.65 2.03 $26.44 $54,990
Maine 280 0.48 1.50 $24.53 $51,020
Nevada 630 0.53 1.65 $23.96 $49,850
Colorado 990 0.42 1.31 $22.22 $46,220





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 1,200 0.66 2.06 $21.97 $45,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,140 0.40 1.26 $22.80 $47,430
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 1,110 6.01 18.76 $21.25 $44,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.55 1.70 $19.30 $40,130
Napa, CA 830 12.30 38.37 $20.94 $43,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 800 0.34 1.05 $15.50 $32,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.19 0.59 $21.40 $44,500
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 580 2.05 6.39 $27.63 $57,470
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.32 0.98 $19.44 $40,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 560 0.31 0.95 $20.92 $43,510




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 830 12.30 38.37 $20.94 $43,550
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 1,110 6.01 18.76 $21.25 $44,190
Jonesboro, AR 210 4.19 13.08 $16.80 $34,950
Yakima, WA 280 3.38 10.55 $14.54 $30,240
Visalia-Porterville, CA 380 2.74 8.54 $19.63 $40,840
Modesto, CA 430 2.68 8.35 $14.52 $30,200
Coeur d'Alene, ID 120 2.15 6.72 $18.95 $39,410
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.12 6.63 $19.33 $40,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 580 2.05 6.39 $27.63 $57,470
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 200 1.97 6.13 $17.93 $37,300




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 220 1.06 3.31 $32.40 $67,380
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 580 2.05 6.39 $27.63 $57,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 2.66 $27.57 $57,350
Terre Haute, IN 110 1.70 5.30 $27.31 $56,810
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $25.56 $53,170
Savannah, GA 230 1.51 4.70 $24.36 $50,660
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.36 $50,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.27 $24.15 $50,240
Charlottesville, VA 70 0.73 2.29 $24.10 $50,130
Jacksonville, FL 150 0.25 0.78 $24.01 $49,950

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)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 490 2.79 8.69 $16.95 $35,250
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 380 6.77 21.12 $27.74 $57,710
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 380 2.37 7.39 $16.00 $33,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 360 1.52 4.73 $18.95 $39,420
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 1.38 4.31 $16.00 $33,290

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 380 6.77 21.12 $27.74 $57,710
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 6.67 20.81 $18.10 $37,640
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 3.14 9.81 $36.20 $75,290
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 490 2.79 8.69 $16.95 $35,250
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 140 2.46 7.66 $18.55 $38,580

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 3.14 9.81 $36.20 $75,290
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.95 $62,290
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 1.92 $28.55 $59,380
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.78 2.42 $27.95 $58,140
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 380 6.77 21.12 $27.74 $57,710


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