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 244,520 31,880 19,400 38,120 21,920 29,020 37,780
    15.35 9.35 18.35 10.55 13.95 18.15
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 15,110 53,750 33,580 63,840 38,130 50,070 66,190
    25.85 16.15 30.70 18.35 24.05 31.80
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 51-2021 590 32,140 23,880 36,270 25,850 31,830 38,730
    15.45 11.50 17.45 12.45 15.30 18.60
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022 2,860 27,610 20,770 31,030 23,130 27,180 30,800
    13.25 10.00 14.90 11.10 13.05 14.80
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 51-2023 520 31,260 23,850 34,960 25,550 30,640 36,180
    15.05 11.45 16.80 12.30 14.75 17.40
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 51-2031 1,520 30,970 27,040 32,940 26,770 29,390 34,260
    14.90 13.00 15.85 12.85 14.15 16.45
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 51-2041 1,930 34,800 26,250 39,080 27,450 32,690 40,770
    16.75 12.60 18.80 13.20 15.70 19.60
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 51-2091 850 31,270 24,730 34,550 26,950 31,970 35,670
    15.05 11.90 16.60 12.95 15.35 17.15
Team Assemblers 51-2092 38,740 30,180 19,020 35,760 21,110 27,520 35,690
    14.50 9.15 17.20 10.15 13.25 17.15
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 51-2099 N/A 25,600 18,220 29,290 19,790 23,740 31,350
    12.30 8.75 14.10 9.50 11.40 15.05
Bakers 51-3011 2,120 22,130 16,820 24,790 17,880 20,800 25,340
    10.65 8.10 11.90 8.60 10.00 12.20
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021 2,550 27,350 19,370 31,340 21,460 26,680 32,610
    13.15 9.30 15.05 10.30 12.85 15.70
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 51-3022 2,950 20,650 16,720 22,610 17,730 20,220 23,150
    9.95 8.05 10.85 8.50 9.70 11.15
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 51-3023 70 19,470 16,670 20,880 16,810 18,370 21,140
    9.35 8.00 10.05 8.10 8.85 10.15
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3091 380 34,700 23,620 40,240 27,070 33,430 38,900
    16.70 11.35 19.35 13.00 16.05 18.70
Food Batchmakers 51-3092 1,620 31,840 20,140 37,690 22,690 32,360 41,420
    15.30 9.70 18.10 10.90 15.55 19.90
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3093 1,310 35,240 23,000 41,360 27,280 38,920 43,320
    16.95 11.05 19.90 13.10 18.70 20.85
All Other Food Processing Workers 51-3099 1,030 22,960 17,520 25,680 19,050 21,890 24,890
    11.05 8.40 12.35 9.15 10.55 11.95
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011 2,550 32,430 21,300 37,990 23,980 32,410 38,780
    15.60 10.25 18.25 11.55 15.60 18.65
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 51-4012 470 40,980 30,480 46,220 32,840 38,090 46,560
    19.70 14.65 22.20 15.80 18.30 22.40
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 2,380 44,820 25,080 54,700 28,260 36,480 67,220
    21.55 12.05 26.30 13.60 17.55 32.30
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4022 610 32,960 25,970 36,450 27,420 32,140 37,540
    15.85 12.50 17.55 13.20 15.45 18.05
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023 900 35,650 28,730 39,110 31,440 35,260 40,330
    17.15 13.80 18.80 15.10 16.95 19.40
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 6,630 31,340 23,190 35,420 25,470 30,760 36,950
    15.05 11.15 17.05 12.25 14.80 17.75
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032 500 30,210 21,120 34,750 23,140 29,280 36,730
    14.50 10.15 16.70 11.10 14.10 17.65
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 1,560 31,460 22,630 35,870 24,550 29,750 37,760
    15.10 10.90 17.25 11.80 14.30 18.15
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034 700 31,890 23,550 36,060 26,980 32,660 36,760
    15.35 11.30 17.35 12.95 15.70 17.65
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 550 28,260 20,370 32,210 23,890 28,960 34,050
    13.60 9.80 15.50 11.50 13.90 16.35
Machinists 51-4041 7,890 39,850 27,680 45,930 31,860 38,710 47,160
    19.15 13.30 22.10 15.30 18.60 22.70
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 51-4051 790 37,550 25,590 43,530 28,890 36,770 44,940
    18.05 12.30 20.95 13.90 17.70 21.60
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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 June 2013.