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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [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
$19,220
25th Percentile Wage
$22,420
50th Percentile Wage
$28,570
75th Percentile Wage
$37,410
90th Percentile Wage
$48,550

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 $48,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,220. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 152% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,5701.79%0.49%
201528,0601.35%-
201427,680-0.43%-
201327,800-2.27%-
201228,430--

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 $32,500. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $22,620).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,500
Manufacturing
$29,760
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$28,310
Wholesale Trade
$28,270
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,160
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,930
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,300
Retail Trade
$22,620

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 $21,590 to $51,600. 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 $51,600. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,590. 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
$51,600
Oregon
$36,690
Iowa
$35,780
Vermont
$35,230
Nebraska
$34,950
Maryland
$34,890
Minnesota
$34,000
Hawaii
$33,510
Tennessee
$33,280
Washington
$33,020
Utah
$32,650
New Hampshire
$32,080
Kentucky
$32,070
Ohio
$31,480
Pennsylvania
$30,710
Connecticut
$30,560
Colorado
$30,240
Louisiana
$30,020
South Dakota
$29,700
North Dakota
$28,800
Arizona
$28,760
Kansas
$28,600
Missouri
$28,380
Florida
$28,360
Maine
$28,350
New Jersey
$28,050
Indiana
$27,900
California
$27,620
Georgia
$27,200
Michigan
$27,160
Massachusetts
$27,110
New York
$26,850
Illinois
$26,840
Idaho
$25,790
West Virginia
$25,460
Virginia
$25,420
Alabama
$24,800
Arkansas
$24,250
Texas
$24,000
Mississippi
$23,430
Oklahoma
$22,840
Wisconsin
$22,380
Puerto Rico
$21,590



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