Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9023)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes Food Batchmakers (51-3092).

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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 2835 25.01 24
United States 131,000126,900 -3.14,600 9,70013,890

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.6211.2813.89 17.5922.3827.67
Alaska 23.9713.8118.08 26.2329.5631.56
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.9413.5318.00 26.7829.4631.08

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
365 13.90.0 0.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation21
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 16
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