Food cooking machine operators & tenders

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
10k
Average Age
38
Estimated Job Growth
0.658%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$25,562
Average Male Salary
$29,952
Average Female Salary
$18,344

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 $25,562 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food cooking machine operators & tenders by wage are Other personal appearance workers, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, and Receptionists & information clerks.

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

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 Animal food, grain & oilseed milling. Food cooking machine operators & tenders are paid most in Defiance, Williams, Henry & Paulding Counties PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Rock County PUMA, WI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$25,562
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,526

In 2020, Food cooking machine operators & tenders earned an average of $25,562, $30,392 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Other personal appearance workers make somewhat more than Food cooking machine operators & tenders while Receptionists & information clerks 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

0.365
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food cooking machine operators & tenders had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.365, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food cooking machine operators & tenders, by average wage, are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling, Sugar & confectionery products, and Dairy product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

10k
2020 Workforce
± 2,460
−3.72%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 35.7%

The number of people employed as Food cooking machine operators & tenders has been declining at a rate of −3.72%, from 10,425 people in 2019 to 10,037 people in 2020.

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  34.5%, followed by Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing with 10.6% and Seafood & other miscellaneous foods, n.e.c.  with 9.93%.

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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 36.8 and of female Food cooking machine operators & tenders is 40, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food cooking machine operators & tenders is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

6.24k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 1,940
3.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,513

62.2% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

50.9% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.6% of Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

36.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.21
40
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 6.24

The median age of Food cooking machine operators & tenders is 38, and Male employees are generally 3.26 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 Education but a relatively high number of Food cooking machine operators & tenders hold a major in Education.

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, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders are expected to see a growth of 0.658% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders.
0.658%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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