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Occupations & Wages

Below is a sampling of top occupations and wages in the Food & Beverage industry cluster.

Soc Code Title Richmond Metro Avg. Wage National Avg. Wage
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists $50,200 $72,000
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $30,600 $39,000
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers $32,000 $33,300
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $67,800 $59,900
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers $24,600 $26,800
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers $25,900 $26,400
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders $24,500 $30,300
51-3092 Food Batchmakers $25,400 $29,200
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders $24,700 $29,400
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $38,600 $33,000
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $35,200 $34,600
51-4041 Bakers $26,600 $26,300
51-4072 Industrial Forklift and Tractor Operators $34,200 $34,100
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners $33,600 $37,600
51-5113 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $52,500 $51,500
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $43,400 $41,200
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $33,400 $35,600
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $41,900 $36,400
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand $32,200 $28,900
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $34,500 $32,500
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders $51,700 $37,000
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $39,500 $39,400
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $26,400 $29,800
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders $29,700 $29,900
51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders $25,600 $31,500
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $49,300 $37,200
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers $28,500 $26,000
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand $45,800 $49,700
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers $29,700 $31,000
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand $24,300 $23,700

JobsEQ®, Q2 2016.

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