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What is a Food Processing Worker?

Job Description: All food processing workers not listed separately.

Types of Food Processing Worker Jobs

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

Food Processing Worker Job Outlook

In the United States, there were 46,400 jobs for Food Processing Worker in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.5% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 3,000 new jobs for Food Processing Worker by 2026. The BLS estimates 5,600 yearly job openings in this field.

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

The states with the most job growth for Food Processing Worker are Nevada, Georgia, and South Carolina. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Hawaii, or Delaware. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Food Processing Workers Make A Lot Of Money?

The salary for Food Processing Workers ranges between about $20,770 and $37,390 a year.

Salary Ranges for Food Processing Workers

Food Processing Workers who work in North Dakota, Iowa, or Vermont, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Food Processing Workers in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $28,780
Arizona $28,200
Arkansas $25,340
California $28,430
Colorado $28,190
Connecticut $32,940
Delaware $28,960
District of Columbia $27,380
Florida $27,200
Georgia $25,060
Idaho $36,610
Illinois $25,370
Indiana $29,950
Iowa $34,710
Kansas $31,180
Kentucky $29,210
Louisiana $23,500
Maine $26,920
Maryland $25,190
Massachusetts $27,690
Michigan $29,280
Minnesota $30,390
Mississippi $23,930
Missouri $26,700
Montana $28,750
Nebraska $29,870
New Jersey $24,570
New Mexico $28,780
New York $30,590
North Carolina $28,140
North Dakota $36,120
Ohio $27,820
Oregon $29,380
Pennsylvania $27,490
Rhode Island $28,230
Tennessee $27,860
Texas $26,590
Utah $26,780
Vermont $35,070
Virginia $27,560
Washington $34,100
Wisconsin $28,220

Where Food Processing Workers Are Employed

Food Processing Worker Sectors

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

Food Processing Worker Industries


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