TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Production Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS 51-0000 29,100 30,890 20,170 36,250 22,410 28,145 36,165
    14.85 9.70 17.45 10.75 13.55 17.40
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 1,700 48,200 32,020 56,285 35,280 43,270 56,930
    23.15 15.40 27.05 16.95 20.80 27.35
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022 31,335 26,715 33,645 26,920 29,980 35,385
    15.05 12.85 16.20 12.95 14.40 17.00
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 51-2041 440 40,205 32,505 44,050 37,230 42,030 45,560
    19.35 15.65 21.20 17.90 20.20 21.90
Team Assemblers 51-2092 3,390 27,550 20,425 31,110 22,165 26,050 30,955
    13.25 9.80 14.95 10.65 12.50 14.90
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 51-2099 780 29,000 18,060 34,470 19,555 26,750 35,230
    13.95 8.70 16.55 9.40 12.85 16.95
Bakers 51-3011 27,520 23,395 29,585 26,730 28,950 31,165
    13.25 11.25 14.20 12.85 13.90 15.00
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021 220 25,785 20,125 28,615 21,820 25,115 29,595
    12.40 9.70 13.75 10.50 12.10 14.25
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3091 30,205 24,515 33,055 27,235 30,525 34,785
    14.50 11.80 15.90 13.10 14.70 16.70
Food Batchmakers 51-3092 280 28,230 22,740 30,975 24,950 28,400 31,565
    13.55 10.95 14.90 12.00 13.65 15.20
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011 160 35,970 30,420 38,740 33,800 36,950 40,160
    17.30 14.60 18.65 16.25 17.75 19.30
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 51-4012 80 69,470 39,355 84,525 43,530 70,960 96,700
    33.40 18.90 40.65 20.95 34.10 46.50
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 80 30,965 22,435 35,230 24,680 28,880 35,290
    14.90 10.80 16.95 11.85 13.90 16.95
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 620 27,710 20,190 31,470 22,330 27,470 32,030
    13.30 9.70 15.15 10.75 13.20 15.40
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032 60 33,680 22,515 39,260 26,570 33,075 43,570
    16.20 10.80 18.85 12.75 15.90 20.95
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 370 30,440 20,820 35,250 22,460 27,445 39,145
    14.65 10.00 16.95 10.80 13.20 18.80
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034 220 33,855 27,905 36,835 29,330 33,140 38,400
    16.30 13.40 17.70 14.10 15.95 18.45
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 60 33,975 25,075 38,425 26,920 32,735 42,215
    16.35 12.05 18.45 12.95 15.75 20.30
Machinists 51-4041 690 36,795 27,735 41,330 31,035 36,475 42,925
    17.70 13.35 19.85 14.90 17.55 20.65
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 51-4061 10 38,015 28,950 42,545 32,070 41,080 44,350
    18.30 13.90 20.45 15.40 19.75 21.30
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 51-4062 50 41,620 33,035 45,910 34,155 38,685 47,705
    20.00 15.90 22.05 16.40 18.60 22.95
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072 230 34,220 18,200 42,235 19,805 36,995 46,455
    16.45 8.75 20.30 9.50 17.80 22.35
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081 150 28,685 21,030 32,515 23,450 28,605 32,715
    13.80 10.10 15.65 11.25 13.75 15.75
Tool and Die Makers 51-4111 140 39,250 31,260 43,240 35,310 40,605 44,595
    18.85 15.05 20.80 17.00 19.50 21.45
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 51-4121 1,210 36,780 29,390 40,475 32,070 36,895 41,800
    17.70 14.15 19.45 15.40 17.75 20.10
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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.