2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,070 to $27,080 per year or $11 to $13 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Food Cooking Machine 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.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$23||$48,330|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$19||$39,670|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$16||$33,010|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$13||$27,080|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$23,070|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Food Cooking Machine Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Food Machine Operators are in the states of CT, CO, NE, MN and ID.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Grain and Oilseed Milling||$47420||$22.80|
|Dairy Product Manufacturing||$39180||$18.84|
|Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing||$37480||$18.02|
|Rubber Product Manufacturing||$35680||$17.16|
|Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing||$35180||$16.91|
|Other Food Manufacturing||$35040||$16.84|
|Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing||$34640||$16.66|
|Animal Slaughtering and Processing||$32680||$15.71|
|Food and Beverage Stores||$29080||$13.98|
|Restaurants and Other Eating Places||$29030||$13.96|
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods||$28780||$13.84|
|Animal Food Manufacturing||$||$*|
|Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging||$||$*|