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Shoe Machine Operator and Tender Salary Information

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,320
25th Percentile Wage
$20,720
50th Percentile Wage
$27,420
75th Percentile Wage
$32,250
90th Percentile Wage
$37,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for shoe machine operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) shoe machine operators and tenders is $37,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,320. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 105% 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 shoe machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,420
4.63% 11.34%
2016
$26,150
3.67% -
2015
$25,190
1.75% -
2014
$24,750
6.59% -
2013
$23,120
-5.15% -
2012
$24,310
- -

Table 2. Shoe Machine Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of shoe machine operators and tenders in 3 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 shoe machine operators and tenders occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $27,590. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $20,030).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$27,590
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,390
Wholesale Trade
$20,030

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

From the above tables we note that not only shoe 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 shoe machine operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,710 to $35,370. The highest paying state for shoe machine operators and tenders is Oregon with a median annual salary of $35,370. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,710. For more salary information of shoe machine operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Oregon
$35,370
Minnesota
$33,770
Massachusetts
$32,830
Illinois
$32,100
Maine
$31,490
Georgia
$28,750
Missouri
$28,240
Washington
$28,080
Florida
$27,480
California
$26,890
Texas
$24,750
Arkansas
$24,470
Pennsylvania
$22,870
Wisconsin
$21,790
Tennessee
$19,430
Puerto Rico
$17,710



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