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 N/A 35,890 23,605 42,030 26,325 33,420 42,925
    17.25 11.35 20.20 12.65 16.05 20.65
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47-1011 8,160 50,980 33,285 59,830 37,140 48,040 59,690
    24.50 16.00 28.75 17.85 23.10 28.70
Boilermakers 47-2011 N/A 50,435 30,780 60,265 37,690 52,720 61,910
    24.25 14.80 28.95 18.10 25.35 29.75
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47-2021 N/A 45,530 33,675 51,455 38,285 48,040 54,705
    21.90 16.20 24.75 18.40 23.10 26.30
Stonemasons 47-2022 N/A 23,655 20,830 25,070 20,595 22,065 23,535
    11.35 10.00 12.05 9.90 10.60 11.30
Carpenters 47-2031 N/A 35,425 25,030 40,620 28,205 34,195 40,995
    17.05 12.05 19.55 13.55 16.45 19.70
Carpet Installers 47-2041 N/A 42,945 39,850 44,490 40,615 43,340 46,065
    20.65 19.15 21.40 19.55 20.85 22.15
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 47-2042 140 34,300 24,905 39,000 26,790 32,205 39,325
    16.50 11.95 18.75 12.90 15.50 18.90
Floor Sanders and Finishers 47-2043 60 33,120 26,355 36,500 28,460 32,945 37,070
    15.90 12.65 17.55 13.70 15.85 17.80
Tile and Marble Setters 47-2044 220 30,445 20,185 35,580 24,435 31,425 36,550
    14.65 9.70 17.10 11.75 15.10 17.55
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 47-2051 2,090 35,330 28,115 38,940 30,790 35,020 39,950
    17.00 13.50 18.70 14.80 16.85 19.20
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers 47-2053 N/A 28,525 24,875 30,350 25,410 28,235 31,640
    13.70 11.95 14.60 12.20 13.55 15.20
Construction Laborers 47-2061 16,210 26,885 19,435 30,605 21,135 25,710 30,680
    12.90 9.35 14.70 10.15 12.35 14.75
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 47-2071 1,200 31,370 24,440 34,835 25,880 30,435 35,945
    15.10 11.75 16.75 12.45 14.65 17.30
Pile-Driver Operators 47-2072 120 37,875 30,445 41,590 31,825 35,930 42,625
    18.20 14.65 20.00 15.30 17.25 20.50
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 47-2073 5,120 35,540 26,185 40,215 28,455 33,750 39,035
    17.10 12.60 19.35 13.70 16.25 18.75
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 47-2081 780 33,415 28,385 35,930 30,305 33,635 36,715
    16.05 13.65 17.25 14.55 16.15 17.65
Tapers 47-2082 150 44,695 30,605 51,740 32,705 40,225 51,415
    21.50 14.70 24.85 15.70 19.35 24.70
Electricians 47-2111 10,940 43,165 29,420 50,040 33,045 42,315 52,455
    20.75 14.15 24.05 15.90 20.35 25.20
Glaziers 47-2121 900 32,780 25,420 36,455 27,605 32,705 37,325
    15.75 12.20 17.55 13.25 15.70 17.95
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 47-2131 480 32,975 24,800 37,060 28,180 33,255 36,870
    15.85 11.90 17.80 13.55 16.00 17.75
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 47-2132 470 36,090 22,945 42,665 25,545 34,460 45,325
    17.35 11.05 20.50 12.30 16.55 21.80
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47-2141 N/A 32,935 24,880 36,960 26,855 31,410 37,070
    15.85 11.95 17.75 12.90 15.10 17.80
Paperhangers 47-2142 20 46,360 33,765 52,660 37,175 43,980 57,170
    22.30 16.25 25.30 17.85 21.15 27.50
Pipelayers 47-2151 1,950 34,415 24,375 39,435 26,265 32,980 40,165
    16.55 11.70 18.95 12.65 15.85 19.30
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47-2152 N/A 38,410 27,395 43,915 30,150 36,865 45,325
    18.45 13.15 21.10 14.50 17.70 21.80
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 47-2161 290 36,620 30,360 39,750 32,110 35,930 40,980
    17.60 14.60 19.10 15.45 17.25 19.70
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 47-2171 130 31,300 23,425 35,240 24,490 28,175 34,120
    15.05 11.25 16.95 11.75 13.55 16.40
Roofers 47-2181 N/A 33,845 23,765 38,885 26,645 33,265 39,175
    16.25 11.40 18.70 12.80 16.00 18.85
Sheet Metal Workers 47-2211 N/A 35,785 25,205 41,075 28,105 34,175 42,150
    17.20 12.10 19.75 13.50 16.45 20.25
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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 Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date May 2012.