Food batchmakers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
87.9k
Average Age
39
Estimated Job Growth
1.35%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$29,673
Average Male Salary
$37,297
Average Female Salary
$24,465

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food batchmakers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores is the industry that employs the most Food batchmakers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food batchmakers, by average wage, is Beverage manufacturing. Food batchmakers are paid most in Rutland, Bennington & Addison Counties PUMA, VT but are relatively concentrated in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,673
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,223

In 2020, Food batchmakers earned an average of $29,673, $26,281 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Machine feeders & offbearers make somewhat more than Food batchmakers while Firstline supervisors of food preparation & serving workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food batchmakers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.344
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food batchmakers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.344, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food batchmakers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Food batchmakers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food batchmakers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food batchmakers, by average wage, are Beverage manufacturing, Farming, and Dairy product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

87.9k
2020 Workforce
± 7,278
−0.268%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Food batchmakers has been declining at a rate of −0.268%, from 88,169 people in 2019 to 87,933 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Food batchmakers employed by various industries. Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores employs the largest share of Food batchmakers at  18.1%, followed by Bakeries & tortilla manufacturing, except retail bakeries with 10.6% and Restaurants & Food Services with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food batchmakers in the US. The average age of male Food batchmakers in the workforce is 38.8 and of female Food batchmakers is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food batchmakers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

35.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,638
52.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,611

59.4% of Food batchmakers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food batchmakers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

49.6% of Food batchmakers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.5% of Food batchmakers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food batchmakers.

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Age by Sex

38.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.8
39.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.6

The median age of Food batchmakers is 39, and Male employees are generally 0.35 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food batchmakers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food batchmakers is Business but a relatively high number of Food batchmakers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food batchmakers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food batchmakers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Food Batchmakers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Food Batchmakers are expected to see a growth of 1.35% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

1.35%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Food Batchmakers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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