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All About Food Processing Workers

Food Processing Worker Definition All food processing workers not listed separately.

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

What Kind of Food Processing Worker Job Opportunities Are There?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 46,400 jobs in the United States for Food Processing Worker. 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 5,600 job openings in this field each year.


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.

Salary for a Food Processing Worker

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


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 Workers work in the following industries:



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