TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Construction and Extraction Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION OCCUPATIONS 47-0000 8,740 36,315 23,730 42,610 26,005 32,260 44,140
    17.45 11.40 20.50 12.50 15.50 21.20
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47-1011 820 53,250 35,345 62,205 38,875 49,840 62,475
    25.60 17.00 29.90 18.70 23.95 30.05
Boilermakers 47-2011 130 59,085 40,380 68,435 47,655 63,485 70,895
    28.40 19.40 32.90 22.90 30.50 34.10
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47-2021 140 42,210 32,790 46,920 37,315 42,650 49,145
    20.30 15.75 22.55 17.95 20.50 23.65
Carpenters 47-2031 730 33,490 26,420 37,025 28,210 32,645 38,040
    16.10 12.70 17.80 13.55 15.70 18.30
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 47-2042 10 35,085 28,195 38,535 29,755 35,075 41,000
    16.85 13.55 18.55 14.30 16.85 19.70
Tile and Marble Setters 47-2044 20 35,435 28,150 39,080 28,230 31,695 40,520
    17.05 13.55 18.80 13.55 15.25 19.50
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 47-2051 100 38,165 28,305 43,095 29,380 36,640 45,355
    18.35 13.60 20.70 14.15 17.60 21.80
Construction Laborers 47-2061 1,660 30,150 20,610 34,920 22,085 25,970 36,090
    14.50 9.90 16.80 10.60 12.50 17.35
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 47-2071 50 31,360 22,950 35,560 24,410 30,140 35,385
    15.10 11.05 17.10 11.75 14.50 17.00
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 47-2073 570 36,810 26,895 41,770 28,460 34,125 43,275
    17.70 12.95 20.10 13.70 16.40 20.80
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 47-2081 50 34,155 32,035 35,210 31,790 34,225 36,755
    16.40 15.40 16.95 15.30 16.45 17.65
Electricians 47-2111 1,210 46,285 29,700 54,580 33,910 45,575 57,590
    22.25 14.30 26.25 16.30 21.90 27.70
Glaziers 47-2121 29,130 21,065 33,160 23,610 31,140 34,735
    14.00 10.15 15.95 11.35 14.95 16.70
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 47-2131 50 31,515 23,685 35,435 27,810 32,465 36,650
    15.15 11.40 17.05 13.35 15.60 17.60
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47-2141 260 30,355 27,415 31,825 27,410 29,765 32,655
    14.60 13.20 15.30 13.20 14.30 15.70
Pipelayers 47-2151 100 32,650 23,935 37,010 25,310 30,065 36,955
    15.70 11.50 17.80 12.15 14.45 17.75
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47-2152 680 33,075 24,505 37,360 26,590 31,615 37,430
    15.90 11.80 17.95 12.80 15.20 18.00
Roofers 47-2181 120 28,185 20,645 31,960 22,880 28,565 33,810
    13.55 9.95 15.35 11.00 13.75 16.25
Sheet Metal Workers 47-2211 38,310 28,675 43,125 30,760 38,865 45,680
    18.40 13.80 20.75 14.80 18.70 21.95
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 47-2221 50 38,360 29,655 42,715 30,245 34,665 48,150
    18.45 14.25 20.55 14.55 16.65 23.15
Helpers--Carpenters 47-3012 28,650 23,905 31,025 26,325 29,075 31,985
    13.75 11.50 14.90 12.65 14.00 15.40
Helpers--Electricians 47-3013 300 24,355 19,340 26,865 20,555 23,580 28,150
    11.70 9.30 12.90 9.90 11.35 13.55
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47-3015 220 25,765 22,210 27,540 23,440 26,065 28,410
    12.40 10.70 13.25 11.25 12.55 13.65
Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 47-3019 50 24,985 21,785 26,580 22,715 25,200 27,700
    12.00 10.45 12.80 10.90 12.10 13.30
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Entry and Experienced wages represent the mean of the lower third and the mean of the upper two-thirds of the wage distribution respectively. The OES survey does not collect information for entry or experienced workers. Tennessee Depatment of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date June 2011.