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 21,870 32,180 19,130 38,700 21,450 28,840 37,630
    15.45 9.20 18.60 10.30 13.85 18.10
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 51-1011 1,740 62,450 35,460 75,950 41,100 56,310 81,460
    30.00 17.05 36.50 19.75 27.05 39.15
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 51-2022 220 31,680 26,170 34,430 26,820 30,090 35,700
    15.25 12.60 16.55 12.90 14.45 17.15
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 51-2023 N/A 28,850 24,190 31,180 24,930 27,540 30,160
    13.85 11.65 15.00 12.00 13.25 14.50
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 51-2041 190 33,780 27,470 36,940 30,540 34,150 37,460
    16.25 13.20 17.75 14.70 16.40 18.00
Team Assemblers 51-2092 4,750 29,060 19,010 34,080 21,250 29,050 35,310
    13.95 9.15 16.40 10.20 13.95 17.00
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 51-2099 960 28,130 18,880 32,750 21,090 27,100 34,010
    13.50 9.10 15.75 10.15 13.05 16.35
Bakers 51-3011 510 20,440 16,720 22,290 17,300 19,320 23,150
    9.80 8.05 10.70 8.30 9.30 11.15
Butchers and Meat Cutters 51-3021 270 25,420 17,270 29,490 18,780 25,100 30,460
    12.20 8.30 14.20 9.05 12.05 14.65
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 51-3022 N/A 20,450 16,720 22,320 17,220 19,100 24,670
    9.85 8.05 10.75 8.30 9.20 11.85
Food Batchmakers 51-3092 110 26,140 18,570 29,920 20,420 26,020 30,780
    12.55 8.95 14.40 9.80 12.50 14.80
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 51-3093 20 20,380 17,460 21,850 18,830 20,650 22,620
    9.80 8.40 10.50 9.05 9.95 10.90
All Other Food Processing Workers 51-3099 140 19,870 16,500 21,560 16,530 17,960 22,240
    9.55 7.95 10.35 7.95 8.65 10.70
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 51-4011 100 32,670 22,970 37,530 25,810 33,150 39,810
    15.70 11.05 18.05 12.40 15.95 19.15
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 51-4012 40 39,780 28,760 45,290 32,570 39,320 45,680
    19.15 13.85 21.80 15.65 18.90 21.95
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4021 190 29,440 21,600 33,360 21,430 23,410 28,700
    14.15 10.40 16.05 10.30 11.25 13.80
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4023 130 42,290 32,530 47,170 38,820 43,510 48,350
    20.35 15.65 22.70 18.65 20.90 23.25
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4031 610 29,120 20,270 33,550 22,380 29,780 35,540
    14.00 9.75 16.15 10.75 14.30 17.10
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4032 130 37,190 31,720 39,920 33,520 37,520 42,610
    17.90 15.25 19.20 16.10 18.05 20.50
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4033 130 30,660 22,110 34,930 23,410 27,830 34,130
    14.75 10.65 16.80 11.25 13.40 16.40
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4034 40 37,830 32,200 40,650 33,230 37,680 43,450
    18.20 15.50 19.55 16.00 18.10 20.90
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4035 60 31,910 26,790 34,460 28,030 31,800 35,750
    15.35 12.90 16.55 13.50 15.30 17.20
Machinists 51-4041 890 35,740 21,860 42,680 25,610 35,830 44,550
    17.20 10.50 20.50 12.30 17.25 21.40
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 51-4051 150 41,440 38,410 42,950 39,680 42,500 45,320
    19.90 18.45 20.65 19.10 20.45 21.80
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4072 190 30,930 21,270 35,760 23,270 28,030 36,320
    14.85 10.25 17.20 11.20 13.50 17.45
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4081 250 25,960 21,380 28,260 21,610 23,990 28,520
    12.50 10.30 13.60 10.40 11.55 13.70
Tool and Die Makers 51-4111 100 47,270 37,140 52,330 42,100 49,640 54,980
    22.75 17.85 25.15 20.25 23.85 26.45
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 51-4121 550 30,290 23,200 33,830 24,480 29,160 35,370
    14.55 11.15 16.25 11.75 14.00 17.00
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51-4122 120 33,850 27,160 37,190 27,570 30,950 38,960
    16.25 13.05 17.90 13.25 14.90 18.75
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 51-4191 60 38,980 29,890 43,520 34,610 40,700 44,680
    18.75 14.35 20.90 16.65 19.55 21.50
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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.