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Cottage Cheese Maker Salary

$38,693 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$526

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cottage Cheese Maker is $38,693 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cottage Cheese Maker is between $29,207 and $46,527. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls equipment to make cottage cheese from milk: washes cheese vat and tools with sterilizing solution and rinse water.
  • Turns valves and observes meters to convey specified amounts of milk and culture into vat.
  • May add rennet to coagulate milk, and dye to tint curd.
  • Turns steam and water valves and observes thermometer and clock to heat milk for specified time and at specified temperature to incubate culture.
  • Starts agitator in vat and stirs ingredients, using paddle.
  • Tests sample of whey for acidity and cuts curd with knife to allow seepage of whey.
  • Observes thermometer and adjusts steam and water valves to cook curd at slowly increasing temperature.
  • Feels and breaks sample of curd to determine when it is sufficiently cooked.
  • Turns cold water and drain valves or sprays curd with chlorinated water to wash curd and remove whey.
  • When making baker's cheese, drains uncooked whole curd from vat into porous bags to remove whey and dumps curd into blending machine to distribute residual moisture.
  • When making creamed cottage cheese, adds cream and stirs with paddle or starts agitator.
  • Records processing steps.
  • May taste cheese for salt and acid content.
  • May pasteurize milk.
  • May make culture.
Cottage Cheese Maker Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 33,340

Estimated population of Cottage Cheese Maker jobs: 658

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$44,855
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cottage Cheese Maker is $38,693 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Cottage Cheese Maker is between $29,207 and $46,527. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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