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Miscellaneous Food Processing Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of miscellaneous food processing workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of miscellaneous food processing workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of miscellaneous food processing workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The miscellaneous food processing workers 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. Miscellaneous Food Processing Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,270
25th Percentile Wage
$21,840
50th Percentile Wage
$27,110
75th Percentile Wage
$35,250
90th Percentile Wage
$44,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for miscellaneous food processing workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) miscellaneous food processing workers is $44,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,270. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% 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 miscellaneous food processing workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,1102.80%4.91%
201526,3500.46%-
201426,2301.49%-
201325,8400.23%-
201225,780--

Table 2. Miscellaneous Food Processing Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of miscellaneous food processing workers in 10 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 miscellaneous food processing workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $31,920. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $21,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$31,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,380
Manufacturing
$28,510
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$28,210
Educational Services
$27,280
Wholesale Trade
$24,510
Retail Trade
$24,030
Transportation and Warehousing
$23,800
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,530



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