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

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3736 -2.70 11
United States 125,100119,200 -4.70 2,7102,710

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 18.0910.8613.46 17.1621.9026.91
Alaska 28.1417.4025.16 28.7433.8637.74
Balance of State **25.16 *33.86*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.


Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
469 19.62.3 0.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation18
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 15
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