TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS 19-0000 1,020 58,430 30,830 72,230 36,000 48,240 73,110
    28.10 14.80 34.70 17.30 23.20 35.15
Physicists 19-2012 10 133,580 89,060 155,850 92,900 102,560 151,890
    64.20 42.80 74.95 44.65 49.30 73.00
Chemists 19-2031 90 78,790 43,530 96,410 51,750 86,730 105,000
    37.90 20.95 46.35 24.90 41.70 50.50
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19-2041 80 56,690 35,410 67,330 37,580 48,860 67,410
    27.25 17.00 32.35 18.05 23.50 32.40
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042 30 80,330 40,260 100,370 44,610 64,900 98,620
    38.60 19.35 48.25 21.45 31.20 47.40
Economists 19-3011 10 65,090 36,670 79,300 38,990 64,880 87,280
    31.30 17.65 38.15 18.75 31.20 41.95
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19-3031 130 63,380 38,610 75,770 48,870 63,350 76,560
    30.45 18.55 36.45 23.50 30.45 36.80
Urban and Regional Planners 19-3051 40 50,560 36,030 57,820 38,560 44,710 55,630
    24.30 17.30 27.80 18.55 21.50 26.75
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 19-3099 20 55,380 34,830 65,650 43,260 53,780 70,790
    26.60 16.75 31.55 20.80 25.85 34.05
Biological Technicians 19-4021 N/A 32,890 24,040 37,310 24,400 34,490 38,190
    15.80 11.55 17.95 11.75 16.60 18.35
Chemical Technicians 19-4031 130 44,150 32,980 49,730 36,030 42,080 47,510
    21.25 15.85 23.90 17.30 20.25 22.85
Social Science Research Assistants 19-4061 N/A 43,740 23,650 53,780 27,020 37,970 54,860
    21.05 11.35 25.85 13.00 18.25 26.35
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 19-4091 20 40,290 26,440 47,220 27,480 33,100 55,200
    19.35 12.70 22.70 13.20 15.90 26.55
Forensic Science Technicians 19-4092 10 37,420 27,220 42,520 27,090 29,990 51,450
    18.00 13.10 20.45 13.00 14.40 24.75
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 19-4099 80 44,710 30,070 52,030 33,610 43,520 53,910
    21.50 14.45 25.00 16.15 20.90 25.90
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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.