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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47-1011 1,250 49,980 32,080 58,930 37,530 46,130 59,200
    24.05 15.40 28.35 18.05 22.20 28.45
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 47-2021 80 41,430 33,540 45,380 35,150 40,760 46,890
    19.90 16.10 21.80 16.90 19.60 22.55
Carpenters 47-2031 1,370 35,930 25,940 40,930 28,780 34,270 40,840
    17.25 12.45 19.70 13.85 16.50 19.65
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 47-2051 420 38,480 30,750 42,340 32,890 40,020 44,460
    18.50 14.80 20.35 15.80 19.25 21.40
Construction Laborers 47-2061 1,530 27,380 20,300 30,910 22,310 26,690 30,600
    13.15 9.75 14.85 10.75 12.85 14.70
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 47-2071 140 30,070 25,260 32,480 26,300 30,110 34,520
    14.45 12.15 15.60 12.65 14.50 16.60
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 47-2073 570 37,690 27,240 42,920 29,690 35,320 43,850
    18.10 13.10 20.65 14.25 17.00 21.10
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 47-2081 240 34,990 30,380 37,290 31,580 34,510 37,450
    16.80 14.60 17.95 15.20 16.60 18.00
Tapers 47-2082 70 47,380 30,850 55,650 33,340 41,430 54,550
    22.80 14.85 26.75 16.05 19.90 26.25
Electricians 47-2111 2,020 40,480 28,510 46,470 30,890 38,020 47,230
    19.45 13.70 22.35 14.85 18.30 22.70
Glaziers 47-2121 160 34,540 28,430 37,590 30,700 34,090 37,330
    16.60 13.65 18.05 14.75 16.40 17.95
Painters, Construction and Maintenance 47-2141 350 28,860 21,970 32,300 25,260 28,790 33,420
    13.90 10.55 15.55 12.15 13.85 16.05
Pipelayers 47-2151 280 40,620 24,930 48,460 27,720 42,820 50,970
    19.55 12.00 23.30 13.35 20.60 24.50
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47-2152 1,500 35,120 26,320 39,520 29,000 34,130 38,760
    16.90 12.65 19.00 13.95 16.40 18.65
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 47-2161 N/A 38,180 30,470 42,040 33,070 39,000 44,200
    18.35 14.65 20.20 15.90 18.75 21.25
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 47-2171 N/A 28,520 22,990 31,280 24,140 27,180 30,060
    13.70 11.05 15.05 11.60 13.05 14.45
Roofers 47-2181 110 33,290 25,480 37,190 27,590 32,420 36,850
    16.00 12.25 17.90 13.25 15.60 17.70
Sheet Metal Workers 47-2211 700 32,650 23,450 37,240 26,510 32,840 37,630
    15.70 11.30 17.90 12.75 15.80 18.10
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 47-2221 300 37,610 33,670 39,580 33,340 36,450 41,510
    18.10 16.20 19.05 16.05 17.55 19.95
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 47-3011 80 27,030 21,770 29,660 22,830 26,500 30,480
    13.00 10.45 14.25 11.00 12.75 14.65
Helpers--Carpenters 47-3012 N/A 26,720 21,130 29,510 23,110 26,660 29,800
    12.85 10.15 14.20 11.10 12.80 14.35
Helpers--Electricians 47-3013 N/A 25,250 21,440 27,150 21,690 23,990 28,350
    12.15 10.30 13.05 10.45 11.55 13.65
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 47-3015 N/A 29,500 20,700 33,900 22,810 30,370 35,090
    14.20 9.95 16.30 10.95 14.60 16.85
Construction and Building Inspectors 47-4011 160 43,960 33,390 49,240 37,150 43,200 49,590
    21.15 16.05 23.65 17.85 20.75 23.85
Elevator Installers and Repairers 47-4021 90 56,160 39,510 64,490 43,650 54,410 67,760
    27.00 19.00 31.00 21.00 26.15 32.55
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 47-4041 680 51,380 33,230 60,450 36,860 51,160 63,660
    24.70 16.00 29.05 17.70 24.60 30.60
Highway Maintenance Workers 47-4051 240 28,620 18,620 33,630 20,600 26,530 34,920
    13.75 8.95 16.15 9.90 12.75 16.80
Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 47-4799 N/A 30,380 23,780 33,680 25,010 29,390 35,370
    14.60 11.45 16.20 12.05 14.15 17.00
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 47-5021 N/A 35,260 34,570 35,610 33,040 35,210 37,380
    16.95 16.60 17.10 15.90 16.95 17.95
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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.