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What You Need to Know About Food Processing Workers

Occupation Description All food processing workers not listed separately.

Types of Food Processing Workers

  • Olive Pitter
  • Yeast Maker
  • Poultry Hanger
  • Pasta Press Operator

Job Opportunities for Food Processing Workers

In the United States, there were 46,400 jobs for Food Processing Workers in 2016.

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.5% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,000 new jobs for Food Processing Workers by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 5,600 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Food Processing Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Food Processing Workers are California, Texas, and Iowa.

Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Hawaii, or Delaware. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

How Much Does a Food Processing Worker Make?

The typical yearly salary for Food Processing Workers is somewhere between $20,770 and $37,390. The median salary is $25,870.

Salary Ranges for Food Processing Workers

How much do Food Processing Workers make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Idaho

$36,610

North Dakota

$36,120

Vermont

$35,070

Iowa

$34,710

Washington

$34,100

Connecticut

$32,940

Kansas

$31,180

New York

$30,590

Minnesota

$30,390

Indiana

$29,950

Nebraska

$29,870

Oregon

$29,380

Michigan

$29,280

Kentucky

$29,210

Delaware

$28,960

New Mexico

$28,780

Alabama

$28,780

Montana

$28,750

California

$28,430

Rhode Island

$28,230

Wisconsin

$28,220

Arizona

$28,200

Colorado

$28,190

North Carolina

$28,140

Tennessee

$27,860

Ohio

$27,820

Massachusetts

$27,690

Virginia

$27,560

Pennsylvania

$27,490

District of Columbia

$27,380

Florida

$27,200

Maine

$26,920

Utah

$26,780

Missouri

$26,700

Texas

$26,590

Illinois

$25,370

Arkansas

$25,340

Maryland

$25,190

Georgia

$25,060

New Jersey

$24,570

Mississippi

$23,930

Louisiana

$23,500

Who Employs Food Processing Workers?

Food Processing Worker Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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