Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



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).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 20018$20.58/hr$14.77/hr$17.67/hr$21.19/hr$23.64/hr$25.16/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing2,180$19.56/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities260$20.57/hr
Professional and Business Services40$18.60/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$19.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$14.62/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$17.89/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$19.17/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$21.54/hr-1.4%
St Cloud MN MSA 120$19.74/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$22.09/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 160$21.22/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 200$21.19/hr1.6%
Southwest Balance of State 290$23.70/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 290$18.77/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 320$20.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 340$20.66/hr-10.0%
Central Minnesota 430$21.40/hr15.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,200$19.02/hr-2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,600$18.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,520$19.67/hr1.9%




  • Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing.
  • Record operational or production data on specified forms.
  • Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas.
  • Operate or tend machines to mix or blend any of a wide variety of materials, such as spices, dough batter, tobacco, fruit juices, chemicals, livestock feed, food products, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.
  • Transfer materials, supplies, or products between work areas, using moving equipment or hand tools.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.