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Food Cooking Machine Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of food cooking machine operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food cooking machine operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food cooking 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 Cooking Machine Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,210
25th Percentile Wage
$22,120
50th Percentile Wage
$28,350
75th Percentile Wage
$36,740
90th Percentile Wage
$45,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food cooking machine operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food cooking machine operators and tenders is $45,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,210. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% 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 cooking machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,3502.08%7.05%
201527,7600.61%-
201427,5903.04%-
201326,7501.50%-
201226,350--

Table 2. Food Cooking Machine Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of food cooking machine operators and tenders in 5 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 cooking machine operators and tenders occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $30,280. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $21,210).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$30,280
Wholesale Trade
$28,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,660
Retail Trade
$22,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,210

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only food cooking 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 cooking machine operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,620 to $36,430. The highest paying state for food cooking machine operators and tenders is Ohio with a median annual salary of $36,430. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,620. For more salary information of food cooking machine operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Ohio
$36,430
Wisconsin
$36,050
Pennsylvania
$35,880
Georgia
$35,740
Washington
$34,830
Kentucky
$34,180
Michigan
$33,270
Utah
$33,080
South Dakota
$32,320
Massachusetts
$31,860
Idaho
$31,620
Tennessee
$31,160
Oklahoma
$30,990
Nebraska
$30,970
New Hampshire
$30,930
Kansas
$30,560
Rhode Island
$30,420
Minnesota
$30,390
Arkansas
$30,260
Indiana
$30,010
Oregon
$29,950
Iowa
$29,760
Vermont
$29,230
Virginia
$28,970
Delaware
$28,960
Arizona
$28,400
Colorado
$28,340
Missouri
$27,410
Alabama
$27,070
Connecticut
$26,990
Maryland
$26,750
New Jersey
$25,240
South Carolina
$24,750
North Carolina
$24,740
California
$24,660
Nevada
$24,480
Illinois
$24,380
Maine
$24,360
Louisiana
$24,050
North Dakota
$23,900
New York
$23,160
Texas
$23,030
Florida
$22,950
Hawaii
$21,200
New Mexico
$20,840
Mississippi
$19,290
Puerto Rico
$18,620


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