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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Food Cooking Machine Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,740
25th Percentile Wage
$22,990
50th Percentile Wage
$28,420
75th Percentile Wage
$36,010
90th Percentile Wage
$44,690

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 $44,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,740. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 126% 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 cooking machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,420
0.25% 7.28%
2016
$28,350
2.08% -
2015
$27,760
0.61% -
2014
$27,590
3.04% -
2013
$26,750
1.50% -
2012
$26,350
- -

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

The average salaries of food cooking machine operators and tenders in 6 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $45,900. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $22,520).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,900
Wholesale Trade
$31,110
Manufacturing
$29,480
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,450
Retail Trade
$23,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$22,520

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 $18,080 to $36,860. The highest paying state for food cooking machine operators and tenders is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $36,860. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,080. 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
Massachusetts
$36,860
Michigan
$36,200
Nebraska
$36,180
Pennsylvania
$34,980
Washington
$34,820
Utah
$34,620
Kansas
$34,610
Wisconsin
$34,550
Ohio
$33,040
Kentucky
$32,170
Alaska
$31,560
Arkansas
$31,000
Minnesota
$30,980
Indiana
$30,660
North Dakota
$30,500
Rhode Island
$30,420
Iowa
$30,350
Oregon
$29,870
South Dakota
$29,750
Hawaii
$29,360
Vermont
$29,300
Virginia
$28,870
Tennessee
$28,750
Illinois
$28,500
Arizona
$28,400
Missouri
$28,310
Oklahoma
$27,940
Maryland
$27,920
New Jersey
$27,920
Colorado
$27,010
California
$26,970
Idaho
$26,650
North Carolina
$26,480
Connecticut
$26,000
New York
$24,860
Alabama
$24,600
Nevada
$24,540
Maine
$24,400
New Hampshire
$24,130
South Carolina
$24,020
Delaware
$24,010
Texas
$23,890
Louisiana
$23,260
Florida
$23,120
New Mexico
$21,780
Georgia
$19,790
Mississippi
$19,290
Puerto Rico
$18,080



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