The median annual wage of food batchmakers was $24,640 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,220, and the top 10 percent earned more than $40,760.
The median annual wage of food cooking machine operators and tenders was $23,380 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,890, and the top 10 percent earned more than $37,270.
Most food processing operators work full time and have regular hours. About one-quarter of food batchmakers worked part time in 2010.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition