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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 221220 -0.50 55
United States 122,500122,000 -0.40 2,6402,640

Job outlook

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

2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.049.0110.18 12.9516.9721.59
Alaska 11.338.919.14 10.0511.9316.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 12.328.979.47 11.3215.0517.63

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
466321 68.924.7 19.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation47
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation19
UI claimants previously working in occupation83
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 46
Number of job position postings 288
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.2

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)