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. Exclude 'Food Batchmakers' (51-3092).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Grain Mill Products
  2. Drugs
  3. Paints And Allied Products
  4. Miscellaneous Chemical Products
  5. Greeting Cards

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,580 13.99 9.59 16.19 29,100 19,940 33,680
Joplin MSA 200 13.39 9.12 15.53 27,850 18,970 32,290
Springfield MSA 80 10.82 8.07 12.20 22,510 16,780 25,370
St Louis MSA 1,170 14.95 10.87 17.00 31,100 22,610 35,350
Kansas City* 530 15.50 11.00 17.75 32,230 22,872 36,910
Central Region* 330 14.19 10.55 16.01 29,518 21,937 33,309
Northeast Region* 50 12.52 9.32 14.11 26,033 19,387 29,356
Ozark Region* 90 11.20 7.94 12.83 23,299 16,525 26,685
South Central Region* 20 8.64 6.56 9.68 17,971 13,642 20,136
Southwest Region* 210 13.17 9.03 15.23 27,385 18,786 31,685
St. Charles* 30 15.59 10.93 17.92 32,426 22,732 37,273
St. Louis City* 310 16.26 11.66 18.56 33,821 24,260 38,601
St. Louis County* 430 14.37 10.27 16.42 29,896 21,372 34,157
West Central Region* 100 11.49 9.36 12.55 23,896 19,477 26,105
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 70 13.03 9.55 14.76 27,093 19,869 30,705

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,450 4,690 240 5.39 121 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,220 1,260 40 3.28 31 Great
St Louis MSA 2,520 2,500 -20 -.79 55 Fair
Central Region* 390 390 .00 9 Fair
Northeast Region* 70 70 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 210 210 .00 4 Good
South Central Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
Southwest Region* 340 340 .00 7 Fair
West Central Region* 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Agricultural and Food Products Processing