Highest Paying Industries for Food Processing Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Federal Executive Branch21.1944070
Federal government, including the US Postal Service21.1944070
Federal, State, and Local Government20.5842800
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service20.5842800
Water Transportation20.1141840
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation20.1141840
Beverage Manufacturing18.7639010
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing18.6438770
Tobacco Manufacturing18.3738200
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service17.8137050
Educational Services, State government owned17.6336670
Casino Hotels17.5736540
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals17.3736130
State government, including schools and hospitals17.3536090
Grain and Oilseed Milling16.3934090
Traveler Accommodation16.3934090
Accommodation16.3834070
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals15.9433150
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned15.8833040
Dairy Product Manufacturing15.7232700
Educational Services, Privately owned15.632440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)15.5232270
Transportation and Warehousing15.3731960
Civic and Social Organizations15.2531720
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned15.1931600
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.7930760
Other Food Manufacturing14.6930550
Finance and Insurance14.6430460
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned14.5830330
Warehousing and Storage14.5230200
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries14.4930130
Hospitals, State government owned14.3429830
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.3429820
Hospitals, Privately owned14.3429820
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations14.329750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.2629670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)14.2129560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.229540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.1229370
Direct Selling Establishments14.0529220
Animal Food Manufacturing13.9929090
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.9228960
Basic Chemical Manufacturing13.8128720
Nonstore Retailers13.8128720
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses13.8128720
Local government, including schools and hospitals13.5528190
Grocery Stores13.4427960
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.4327940
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing13.4327930
Chemical Manufacturing13.3827840
Food and Beverage Stores13.3527780
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.3427740
Management of Companies and Enterprises13.327660
Retail Trade13.2827620
Other General Merchandise Stores13.0927220
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries13.0827200
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly13.0227090
All industries12.9526950
All industries, private ownership only12.9426910
General Merchandise Stores12.9426910
Manufacturing12.9126860
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers12.8926800
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods12.8826790
Food Manufacturing12.8726770
Gambling Industries12.8726770
Wholesale Trade12.8126650
Social Assistance12.7726560
Specialty Food Stores12.7626540
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing12.7326470
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation12.6526300
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores12.5626110
Special Food Services12.4925970
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers12.4525890
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.3825760
Animal Slaughtering and Processing12.2525480
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.2325440
Educational Services, Local government owned12.1125190
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned12.0925150
Accommodation and Food Services11.9624880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting11.7624470
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry11.7624470
Support Activities for Crop Production11.7624470
Gasoline Stations11.7524440
Full-Service Restaurants11.7524440
Food Services and Drinking Places11.5824090
Restaurants and Other Eating Places11.4923890
Health and Personal Care Stores11.3223560
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)11.2823450
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers11.1323140
Pharmacies and Drug Stores10.9722810
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing10.9622790
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers10.9422760
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging10.922670
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries10.7322330
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions10.722250
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services10.5721990
Administrative and Support Services10.5621970
Employment Services10.5321910
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores9.9120610
Miscellaneous Store Retailers9.8120400

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