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Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,980
25th Percentile Wage
$23,190
50th Percentile Wage
$29,410
75th Percentile Wage
$38,080
90th Percentile Wage
$48,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders is $48,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,980. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,410
2.86% 3.33%
2016
$28,570
1.79% -
2015
$28,060
1.35% -
2014
$27,680
-0.43% -
2013
$27,800
-2.27% -
2012
$28,430
- -

Table 2. Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $35,850. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $21,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,850
Manufacturing
$31,380
Accommodation and Food Services
$29,470
Wholesale Trade
$28,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,160
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$24,790
Retail Trade
$22,270
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,440

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $20,480 to $43,080. The highest paying state for food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders is North Carolina with a median annual salary of $43,080. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $20,480. For more salary information of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Carolina
$43,080
Maine
$38,130
Iowa
$36,920
Nebraska
$36,820
Oregon
$36,430
Tennessee
$36,240
Vermont
$35,980
Washington
$35,740
Hawaii
$34,780
Minnesota
$34,330
Montana
$33,840
Ohio
$33,640
Maryland
$33,600
Kentucky
$33,530
New Mexico
$33,220
Pennsylvania
$32,230
Utah
$31,500
Connecticut
$30,690
New Hampshire
$30,190
Florida
$30,010
Missouri
$29,920
Michigan
$29,830
New York
$29,160
Colorado
$29,150
North Dakota
$29,040
Indiana
$28,990
Rhode Island
$28,910
Arkansas
$28,890
Massachusetts
$28,500
South Dakota
$28,340
California
$28,120
Idaho
$27,620
Arizona
$27,300
Illinois
$27,290
Kansas
$27,200
Alabama
$26,540
Virginia
$26,200
Alaska
$26,030
New Jersey
$26,020
Nevada
$25,910
Georgia
$25,710
West Virginia
$25,460
Texas
$24,960
South Carolina
$23,970
Mississippi
$23,430
Oklahoma
$23,020
Wisconsin
$22,360
Louisiana
$20,830
Puerto Rico
$20,480



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