How Much Do Mixing and Blending Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Mixing and Blending Machine Operators

Mixing and Blending Machine Operators set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.

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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
$40960 per year
Hourly wage
$20 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,720 to $31,550 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,720 to $31,550 per year or $13 to $15 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 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, 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%) $29 $60,000
Senior (Top 25%) $23 $48,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $38,690
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $31,550
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,720

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
LA $27 $55,550
ME $25 $51,530
RI $23 $48,050
WA $23 $47,670
NV $23 $47,370
HI $23 $47,190
MN $22 $45,710
MA $22 $45,400
NH $22 $45,280
NJ $22 $45,200

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

According to BLS, the highest paid Mixing and Blending Operators are in the states of LA, ME, RI, WA and NV.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $59110 $28.42
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $56760 $27.29
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $52330 $25.16
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $51920 $24.96
Scientific Research and Development Services $48910 $23.52
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $48540 $23.34
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $47270 $22.72
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $47230 $22.71
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $46860 $22.53
Rubber Product Manufacturing $46640 $22.43
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $46490 $22.35
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $45200 $21.73
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $45190 $21.73
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $45180 $21.72
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $45180 $21.72
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $44260 $21.28
Ship and Boat Building $43810 $21.06
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $43270 $20.80
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing $43190 $20.76
Management of Companies and Enterprises $43120 $20.73
Tobacco Manufacturing $42970 $20.66
Chemical Manufacturing $42830 $20.59
Support Activities for Mining $42770 $20.56
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $42120 $20.25
Machinery Manufacturing $41640 $20.02
Beverage Manufacturing $41590 $20.00
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing $41490 $19.95
Local Government $41410 $19.91
Printing and Related Support Activities $41050 $19.73
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $41010 $19.72

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