Salary for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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The primary duty of these employees is to set up, inspect, tend and operate machines used for blending or mixing. Products mixed or blended often include tobacco products, chemicals, color pigments and explosives. This job can be dangerous as it may require employees to deal with dangerous materials. 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 Mixing or Blending Machine Setter/Operator will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $26,720 and $60,000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. can earn an average wage of fourty thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars on an annual basis.

are paid most highly in Louisiana, where they can earn an average salary rate of just about $55,550. People in this job function are paid most highly in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get an average job salary of $50,080.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.08 percent nationwide in that time.


Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Public Administration
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