Food batchmakers can go on to become kitchen equipment operators, candymakers, and bakers. Increasing automation could reduce job opportunities for food batchmakers, but job growth is still expected to rise. The median annual salary of a food batchmaker in the United States is $24,170, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries have increased by 14 percent since 2004.
The highest salaries are in Iowa ($36,200), New Hampshire ($32,320), and Idaho ($31,060). The lowest are in Puerto Rico ($16,340), West Virginia ($19,090), and New Mexico ($20,220). Salaries are highest in the transportation and warehousing ($30,430), manufacturing ($27,450), and wholesale trade ($25,360) industries. They are lowest in management ($19,610), accommodation and food services ($20,080) and administration, support and waste management ($21,710).