Food cooking machine operators & tenders

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Total Workforce

11.3k

Average Age

38.3

Estimated Job Growth

2.42%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$23,570

Average Male Salary

$25,276

Average Female Salary

$20,111

About

Food cooking machine operators & tenders are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Food cooking machine operators & tenders was $23,570 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food cooking machine operators & tenders by wage are Sewing machine operators, Graders & sorters, agricultural products, and Receptionists & information clerks.

Food cooking machine operators & tenders 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

The top 3 locations that employ the most Food cooking machine operators & tenders are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food cooking machine operators & tenders are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food cooking machine operators & tenders and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Food cooking machine operators & tenders, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food cooking machine operators & tenders, by average wage, is Dairy product manufacturing. Food cooking machine operators & tenders are paid most in Muskingum & Perry Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$23,570

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,782

In 2017, Food cooking machine operators & tenders earned an average of $23,570, $28,495 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Sewing machine operators make somewhat more than Food cooking machine operators & tenders while Graders & sorters, agricultural products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food cooking machine operators & tenders as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.354

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Food cooking machine operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.354, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food cooking machine operators & tenders (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 cooking machine operators & tenders.

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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 cooking machine operators & tenders.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Food cooking machine operators & tenders, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing, and Beverage manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food cooking machine operators & tenders, by average wage, are Dairy product manufacturing, Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing, and Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

11.3k

2017 Workforce

± 2,610

1.37%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 32.3%

The number of people employed as Food cooking machine operators & tenders has been growing at a rate of 1.37%, from 11,151 people in 2016 to 11,304 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Food cooking machine operators & tenders employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Food cooking machine operators & tenders at  32.7%, followed by Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing with 11.5% and Beverage manufacturing with 10.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food cooking machine operators & tenders in the US. The average age of male Food cooking machine operators & tenders in the workforce is 36.3 and of female Food cooking machine operators & tenders is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food cooking machine operators & tenders is White.

Gender Composition

7.57k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,136

3.73k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,500

67% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Food cooking machine operators & tenders.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food cooking machine operators & tenders

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

72.7% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.5% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food cooking machine operators & tenders.

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Age by Gender

36.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.93

42.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.03

The median age of Food cooking machine operators & tenders is 38.3, and Male employees are generally 6.02 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food cooking machine operators & tenders from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food cooking machine operators & tenders is false but a relatively high number of Food cooking machine operators & tenders hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

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

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food cooking machine operators & tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Food cooking machine operators & tenders are expected to see a growth of 2.42% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

2.42%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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