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Production Salaries Wage Estimates
Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual
Production Occupations 9,919,120 $13.99 $15.54 $32,320
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 658,500 $24.25 $25.72 $53,500
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers 43,330 $21.22 $20.96 $43,600
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 22,160 $13.33 $13.81 $28,720
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 215,230 $13.22 $14.14 $29,410
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 62,310 $14.11 $14.67 $30,520
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 39,270 $15.70 $16.78 $34,900
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 111,620 $15.58 $16.28 $33,860
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 30,890 $13.48 $13.79 $28,680
Team Assemblers 1,131,060 $12.32 $13.28 $27,630
Timing Device Assemblers, Adjusters, and Calibrators 2,700 $13.73 $14.76 $30,710
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 318,060 $13.37 $15.79 $32,840
Bakers 141,130 $11.20 $12.03 $25,020
Butchers and Meat Cutters 128,210 $13.60 $14.28 $29,700
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 166,150 $10.49 $10.77 $22,400
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 97,000 $11.07 $11.19 $23,270
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 17,870 $12.81 $13.76 $28,610
Food Batchmakers 99,170 $11.62 $12.64 $26,290
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 39,300 $11.00 $11.59 $24,110
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 143,030 $16.03 $16.60 $34,520
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 16,990 $21.30 $22.29 $46,360
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 92,160 $14.31 $14.92 $31,030
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 28,800 $14.90 $15.56 $32,370
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 34,970 $16.40 $17.02 $35,410
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 242,970 $13.54 $14.15 $29,420
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,550 $14.83 $15.64 $32,520
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 91,990 $14.16 $15.01 $31,230
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 56,500 $15.84 $16.38 $34,070
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 26,220 $16.00 $16.56 $34,450
Machinists 419,070 $17.41 $18.03 $37,490
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders 19,280 $17.47 $17.94 $37,310
Pourers and Casters, Metal 15,320 $15.66 $16.11 $33,510
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic 8,990 $19.55 $21.49 $44,700
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic 6,220 $17.75 $18.98 $39,490
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 15,240 $14.13 $14.61 $30,390
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 145,760 $13.17 $14.07 $29,270
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 87,800 $14.87 $15.76 $32,780
Tool and Die Makers 85,610 $22.32 $23.17 $48,180
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 392,520 $16.13 $17.01 $35,370
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 51,840 $15.20 $16.20 $33,700
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 23,630 $15.40 $15.93 $33,140
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 8,340 $16.79 $17.87 $37,170
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40,300 $13.65 $14.46 $30,090
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 16,410 $15.37 $16.29 $33,880
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 43,690 $15.61 $17.10 $35,570
Bindery Workers 60,560 $13.17 $13.99 $29,100
Bookbinders 6,150 $14.92 $16.33 $33,970
Job Printers 42,640 $16.21 $16.98 $35,330
Prepress Technicians and Workers 61,170 $16.84 $17.52 $36,440
Printing Machine Operators 193,510 $15.46 $16.42 $34,150
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 221,230 $9.14 $9.72 $20,230
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 67,500 $9.15 $9.55 $19,860
Sewing Machine Operators 190,440 $9.55 $10.43 $21,690
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 8,170 $11.00 $11.60 $24,130
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders 4,910 $12.06 $12.22 $25,420
Sewers, Hand 7,050 $10.58 $11.14 $23,170
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 31,700 $12.01 $12.94 $26,920
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 16,180 $11.38 $11.77 $24,480
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 20,170 $10.88 $11.45 $23,810
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30,250 $12.21 $12.33 $25,650
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 36,540 $11.53 $11.83 $24,600
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 14,440 $14.98 $15.29 $31,800
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers 7,500 $18.15 $20.28 $42,190
Upholsterers 39,090 $13.94 $14.69 $30,560
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 17,430 $11.85 $13.20 $27,450
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120,960 $13.93 $14.72 $30,620
Furniture Finishers 21,630 $12.93 $13.66 $28,410
Model Makers, Wood 1,740 $15.06 $17.16 $35,690
Patternmakers, Wood 1,930 $16.35 $18.61 $38,720
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 51,830 $12.41 $13.01 $27,070
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 88,510 $11.89 $12.44 $25,880
Woodworkers, All Other 11,260 $11.57 $12.78 $26,570
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 4,970 $35.25 $35.34 $73,510
Power Distributors and Dispatchers 9,820 $31.68 $31.76 $66,070
Power Plant Operators 34,700 $28.11 $28.05 $58,340
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 39,000 $23.94 $24.36 $50,660
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 110,300 $18.48 $19.21 $39,950
Chemical Plant and System Operators 44,600 $25.23 $25.07 $52,150
Gas Plant Operators 14,500 $26.81 $26.61 $55,350
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers 45,710 $26.45 $26.42 $54,950
Plant and System Operators, All Other 12,370 $23.37 $23.36 $48,590
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 52,890 $21.76 $21.92 $45,580
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 41,200 $17.64 $18.27 $38,010
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 41,270 $14.38 $15.08 $31,360
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 40,290 $12.36 $13.03 $27,100
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140,120 $15.04 $15.70 $32,650
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 24,700 $11.38 $12.28 $25,540
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 76,500 $13.85 $14.44 $30,020
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 85,130 $13.92 $14.63 $30,430
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 22,950 $15.31 $15.84 $32,950
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 467,010 $15.02 $16.29 $33,890
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 24,780 $15.84 $17.00 $35,360
Dental Laboratory Technicians 42,640 $16.43 $17.78 $36,990
Medical Appliance Technicians 12,930 $16.57 $18.58 $38,640
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 32,930 $13.08 $14.01 $29,130
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 357,480 $11.73 $12.76 $26,550
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 103,310 $13.66 $14.27 $29,680
Painters, Transportation Equipment 50,310 $17.86 $19.37 $40,300
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 31,200 $11.57 $12.54 $26,090
Photographic Process Workers 21,040 $12.51 $14.14 $29,410
Photographic Processing Machine Operators 49,550 $9.79 $10.93 $22,740
Semiconductor Processors 32,230 $15.49 $16.43 $34,170
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 19,640 $13.23 $13.96 $29,030
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 18,870 $11.53 $12.57 $26,140
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders 9,940 $12.05 $13.11 $27,260
Etchers and Engravers 10,760 $13.22 $14.14 $29,400
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 41,900 $13.40 $13.98 $29,090
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 104,170 $15.91 $16.35 $34,010
Tire Builders 21,740 $19.35 $18.31 $38,080
Helpers--Production Workers 499,870 $10.48 $11.21 $23,320
Production Workers, All Other 280,160 $12.86 $14.57 $30,310
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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