Food batchmakers

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Total Workforce

80k

Average Age

39

Estimated Job Growth

1.76%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$27,571

Average Male Salary

$34,994

Average Female Salary

$23,525

About

Food batchmakers are most often employed by the Grocery Stores industry. The average yearly wage for Food batchmakers was $27,571 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food batchmakers by wage are Cutting workers, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, and Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders.

Food batchmakers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food batchmakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Grocery Stores is the industry that employs the most Food batchmakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food batchmakers, by average wage, is Animal food, grain & oilseed milling. Food batchmakers are paid most in St. Cloud City PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Grant, Green, Iowa, Richland & Lafayette Counties PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,571

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,058

In 2017, Food batchmakers earned an average of $27,571, $24,494 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cutting workers make somewhat more than Food batchmakers while Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food batchmakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.35

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Food batchmakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.35, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food batchmakers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Food batchmakers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food batchmakers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Food batchmakers, by number of employees, are Grocery Stores, Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. , and Restaurants & Food Services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food batchmakers, by average wage, are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, Dairy product manufacturing, and Beverage manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

80k

2017 Workforce

± 6,943

-12.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 13.6%

The number of people employed as Food batchmakers has been declining at a rate of -12.4%, from 91,352 people in 2016 to 80,018 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Food batchmakers employed by various industries. Grocery Stores employs the largest share of Food batchmakers at  22.8%, followed by Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 12.3% and Restaurants & Food Services with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food batchmakers in the US. The average age of male Food batchmakers in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Food batchmakers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food batchmakers is White.

Gender Composition

28.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,125

51.8k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,586

64.7% of Food batchmakers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food batchmakers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

70.4% of Food batchmakers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.1% of Food batchmakers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Age by Gender

38.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.89

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.63

The median age of Food batchmakers is 39, and Male employees are generally 0.418 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food batchmakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food batchmakers is Communications but a relatively high number of Food batchmakers hold a major in Communications.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food batchmakers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food batchmakers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Food batchmakers are expected to see a growth of 1.76% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

1.76%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Food batchmakers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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