How Much Do Cooling Machine Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders operate or tend equipment such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$39610 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,190 to $29,920 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $14 per hour

Entry-level Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,190 to $29,920 per year or $13 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $28 $58,290
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,230
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $37,650
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,920
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,190

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $27 $55,600
KS $23 $46,840
MN $22 $45,490
MI $21 $44,490
AZ $21 $44,280
OK $21 $43,760
IA $21 $43,270
TN $20 $41,660
WA $20 $41,500
IL $20 $40,870

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Cooling Machine Operators are in the states of NJ, KS, MN, MI and AZ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Machinery Manufacturing $59120 $28.42
Support Activities for Crop Production $44010 $21.16
Management of Companies and Enterprises $43440 $20.88
Other Food Manufacturing $43180 $20.76
Warehousing and Storage $41180 $19.80
Animal Food Manufacturing $40910 $19.67
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $40260 $19.36
Dairy Product Manufacturing $40230 $19.34
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $39600 $19.04
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $38130 $18.33
Traveler Accommodation $38030 $18.29
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $37570 $18.06
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing $36170 $17.39
Beverage Manufacturing $33820 $16.26
Employment Services $33560 $16.13
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging $29940 $14.40

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