There are currently an estimated 153,700 food batchmakers in the United States. The food batchmaker job market is expected to grow by 1.8% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are food batchmakers?

CareerExplorer rates food batchmakers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 11,100 food batchmakers. That number is based on 2,700 additional food batchmakers, and the retirement of 8,400 existing food batchmakers.

Are food batchmakers in demand?

Little or no growth is expected for the food batchmaker occupation for the foreseeable future. This is due largely to increased use of machines that mix and measure batches, increase productivity, and reduce the number of needed workers. Such changes throughout the food manufacturing industry suggest that the best prospects will belong to job seekers who possess or are able to develop technical skills and a comfort level in reading and understanding digital readouts and instructions. As the volume of international trade continues to grow, domestic food producers will increasingly market their goods abroad and may therefore need to hire some batchmakers. However, almost all openings in food production are projected to result from the need to replace retirees. On a positive note, food manufacturing is not as sensitive to economic conditions as many other industries. Even during periods of recession, the demand for food remains relatively stable and the demand for processed food may increase.

What’s the supply of food batchmakers?

The food batchmaker industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Wisconsin

Food Batchmaker job market by state

State Name Employed Food Batchmakers
California 17,780
Texas 10,120
Wisconsin 10,010
Illinois 9,070
New York 7,160
Pennsylvania 6,770
Tennessee 6,340
Missouri 5,600
Ohio 5,440
Florida 5,020
Washington 4,500
Minnesota 4,340
Iowa 4,310
Virginia 3,760
Michigan 3,730
North Carolina 3,540
Georgia 3,350
Indiana 3,020
Oregon 2,970
New Jersey 2,880
Massachusetts 2,750
Arizona 2,720
Utah 2,670
Kentucky 2,180
Maryland 2,090
Colorado 2,000
Arkansas 1,920
Nebraska 1,790
Idaho 1,630
Oklahoma 1,190
Connecticut 1,150
Nevada 1,070
Puerto Rico 1,050
South Carolina 1,010
Alabama 1,000
New Mexico 900
Kansas 890
Mississippi 890
Louisiana 600
Hawaii 590
South Dakota 570
New Hampshire 500
Vermont 490
North Dakota 280
Rhode Island 270
Montana 210
Alaska 200
Delaware 190
Wyoming 90
West Virginia 50