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

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

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

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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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
$34180 per year
Hourly wage
$16 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$23,070 to $27,080 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$11 to $13 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
CT $21 $43,870
CO $19 $40,080
NE $19 $39,920
MN $19 $39,870
ID $19 $39,010
KY $19 $38,850
WI $18 $38,310
OR $18 $38,250
IA $18 $38,040
MI $18 $37,790

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
Employment Services $30620 $14.72
Food and Beverage Stores $29080 $13.98
Restaurants and Other Eating Places $29030 $13.96
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $28780 $13.84
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging $ $*
Animal Food Manufacturing $ $*

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