Salary for Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Also known as:  Doughnut Machine Operator, Dumpling Machine Operator, Fish Fryer, Food Cooking Machine Operator, Kettle Fry Cook Operator, Pierogi Maker, Potato Chip Frier, Tripe Cooker

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These employees tend to cooking equipment in order to prepare food products. This equipment includes deep-fryers, steam-cooking vats, kettles, boilers and pressure cookers. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Serious candidates may want to consider cooking school. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Food Cooking Machine Operator or Tender will normally get an average wage ranging between 16000 to 24000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders can expect a wage of Twenty Five Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders are compensated the highest in Connecticut, where they can receive pay of just about $33200. This group of professionals obtain the most salary in Manufacturing, where they can receive a compensation of $27370.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.77 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,370
Manufacturing
$27,110
Wholesale Trade
$25,700
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$22,950
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,830
Retail Trade
$21,140

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$20,430
Retail Trade
$21,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$22,830
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$22,950
Wholesale Trade
$25,700
Manufacturing
$27,110