Salary for Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Bean Roaster, Coffee Roaster, Fish Smoker, Food Dehydrator Operator, Grain Roaster, Malt House Kiln Operator, Meat Curer, Meat Smoker, Sausage Smoker, Smokehouse Worker

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These employees operate food and tobacco roasting equipment. These include hearth ovens, roasters, kiln driers, char kilns and other similar equipment. Their duties may be observing, tasting, or otherwise testing products after they've been produced, recording flow of materials, or taking product samples. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Food or Tobacco Roasting, Baking, or Drying Machine Operator will normally receive an average wage of between 16000 - 24000 based on levels of tenure. Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders will most likely earn an average salary of Twenty Nine Thousand dollars per year.

Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders obtain the highest salaries in Washington, where they can earn job pay of just about $37440. Employees who work in this career make the highest salary in Manufacturing, where they earn an average salary rate of $36230.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.76 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $36,230
Manufacturing $29,410
Transportation and Warehousing $28,460
Wholesale Trade $26,720
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,370
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $24,320
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $21,120
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $24,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,370
Wholesale Trade $26,720
Transportation and Warehousing $28,460
Manufacturing $29,410
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