Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (51-3093)

Occupation description:  Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products. Excludes Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders (51-3091).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3233 3.10 11
United States 37,50038,000 1.350 780830

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.589.2410.64 13.6317.6722.03

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4312 27.937.5 25.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation11
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 96
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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