Food Batchmakers (51-3092)

Occupation description:  Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 239246 2.913 2034
United States 153,700156,400 1.78,500 13,00021,760

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.859.6511.04 13.7017.9722.62
Alaska 13.9610.0410.74 13.0316.3518.66
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.7610.0410.95 13.2616.3218.49
Balance of State 14.4810.0310.11 11.3715.4830.60

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
521375 72.027.4 22.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation42
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation89
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 50
Number of job position postings 99
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Long Hours on the ’Slime Line’ (November 2012)

Alaska’s Traveling Seafood Workforce (February 2006)