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 230,250 31,850 19,445 38,050 21,975 29,150 37,760
    15.30 9.35 18.30 10.55 14.00 18.15
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 14,180 53,065 32,945 63,125 37,985 49,380 65,665
    25.50 15.85 30.35 18.25 23.75 31.55
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 51-2021 610 31,865 25,700 34,950 28,750 33,285 36,210
    15.30 12.35 16.80 13.80 16.00 17.40
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022 1,760 29,310 20,550 33,685 23,210 28,110 34,230
    14.10 9.90 16.20 11.15 13.50 16.45
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 51-2023 390 34,010 28,720 36,660 31,490 34,545 37,600
    16.35 13.80 17.60 15.15 16.60 18.10
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 51-2031 760 29,220 26,150 30,755 25,740 27,910 30,080
    14.05 12.55 14.80 12.35 13.40 14.45
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 51-2041 2,120 35,765 26,490 40,400 28,925 34,855 41,200
    17.20 12.75 19.40 13.90 16.75 19.80
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 51-2091 680 31,790 25,020 35,175 28,505 32,660 35,840
    15.30 12.05 16.90 13.70 15.70 17.25
Team Assemblers 51-2092 36,370 30,465 19,175 36,115 21,605 28,395 35,890
    14.65 9.20 17.35 10.40 13.65 17.25
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 51-2099 N/A 25,020 17,930 28,565 19,400 23,015 30,405
    12.05 8.60 13.75 9.35 11.05 14.60
Bakers 51-3011 1,890 22,445 16,735 25,300 17,925 21,130 25,850
    10.80 8.05 12.15 8.60 10.15 12.45
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021 2,300 28,405 19,670 32,770 22,050 27,775 34,170
    13.65 9.45 15.75 10.60 13.35 16.45
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 51-3022 2,770 20,195 16,505 22,040 17,435 19,865 22,685
    9.70 7.95 10.60 8.40 9.55 10.90
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 51-3023 160 19,855 17,480 21,040 17,090 18,800 21,640
    9.55 8.40 10.10 8.20 9.05 10.40
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3091 540 34,685 23,850 40,100 27,210 33,150 39,835
    16.65 11.45 19.30 13.10 15.95 19.15
Food Batchmakers 51-3092 1,610 32,570 21,450 38,130 24,125 32,715 41,630
    15.65 10.30 18.35 11.60 15.75 20.00
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3093 840 29,180 18,265 34,635 19,555 28,975 36,925
    14.05 8.80 16.65 9.40 13.95 17.75
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011 2,380 31,475 21,145 36,645 24,030 31,300 37,250
    15.15 10.15 17.60 11.55 15.05 17.90
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 51-4012 440 41,130 30,705 46,345 33,290 38,985 46,920
    19.75 14.75 22.30 16.00 18.75 22.55
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 2,010 44,890 26,070 54,300 29,030 36,820 65,990
    21.60 12.55 26.10 13.95 17.70 31.75
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4022 530 33,875 26,690 37,465 28,795 33,600 37,825
    16.30 12.85 18.00 13.85 16.15 18.20
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023 770 36,235 28,635 40,030 31,765 36,610 42,615
    17.40 13.75 19.25 15.25 17.60 20.50
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 6,010 30,860 22,635 34,975 24,950 30,105 36,445
    14.85 10.90 16.80 12.00 14.45 17.50
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032 620 29,810 21,660 33,885 22,990 28,420 35,245
    14.35 10.40 16.30 11.05 13.65 16.95
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 1,980 31,625 23,775 35,555 25,625 30,420 37,175
    15.20 11.45 17.10 12.30 14.60 17.85
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034 740 32,020 24,340 35,860 26,605 32,135 36,890
    15.40 11.70 17.25 12.80 15.45 17.75
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 380 28,560 18,875 33,405 21,240 28,150 35,260
    13.75 9.05 16.05 10.20 13.55 16.95
Machinists 51-4041 7,530 38,395 26,640 44,270 30,875 37,225 45,745
    18.45 12.80 21.30 14.85 17.90 22.00
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 51-4051 770 38,350 28,155 43,445 31,880 37,695 44,930
    18.45 13.55 20.90 15.35 18.10 21.60
Pourers and Casters, Metal 51-4052 630 39,350 30,765 43,645 33,710 40,470 45,085
    18.90 14.80 21.00 16.20 19.45 21.65
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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.