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

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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 usually receives a compensation in a range of $22,530 to $52,940 based on the level of experience. will most likely receive an average wage of thirty-five thousand three hundred and seventy dollars every year.

can get the highest pay in North Carolina, where they can get average wages of close to about $47,560. They can get the best pay in Wholesale Trade, which has wages of $37,220.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.30 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:

Wholesale Trade
$37,220
Manufacturing
$36,130
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,680
Accommodation and Food Services
$34,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,810
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,700

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$26,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,700
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$31,810
Accommodation and Food Services
$34,380
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$34,680
Manufacturing
$36,130