Production Occupation Salary Statistics

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Statistic Verification
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Date Verified: 11.23.2012
Occupation TitleEmploymentMean HourlyMean Annual
Production Occupations8,236,340$16.24$33,770
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers555,260$27.01$56,170
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers36,320$21.74$45,230
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers14,930$14.42$29,980
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers180,440$14.96$31,110
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers48,980$15.57$32,380
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers33,310$18.75$38,990
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters79,540$17.26$35,900
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators19,060$14.24$29,620
Team Assemblers928,170$14.05$29,220
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters1,560$15.53$32,300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other248,090$14.92$31,040
Butchers and Meat Cutters125,910$14.51$30,190
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers163,080$11.27$23,440
Slaughterers and Meat Packers88,500$11.55$24,010
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders18,710$13.91$28,940
Food Batchmakers97,220$12.90$26,820
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders32,220$12.19$25,360
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic123,600$17.26$35,890
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic16,360$23.27$48,400
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic76,260$16.30$33,900
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic22,110$16.40$34,100
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic31,900$18.00$37,450
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic182,170$14.76$30,690
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic22,390$16.16$33,620
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic70,120$15.54$32,310
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic40,970$17.23$35,830
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic20,520$18.05$37,540
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders15,210$19.28$40,100
Pourers and Casters, Metal11,190$16.99$35,350
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic6,000$21.50$44,730
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic4,390$19.04$39,600
Foundry Mold and Coremakers10,040$15.36$31,940
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic114,760$14.44$30,030
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic69,330$15.99$33,250
Tool and Die Makers66,530$23.42$48,710
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers314,260$17.96$37,370
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders38,530$16.93$35,220
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic18,300$16.42$34,150
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic8,770$19.18$39,890
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic30,580$14.88$30,940
Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners11,930$17.15$35,660
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other24,150$16.44$34,190
Prepress Technicians and Workers48,070$18.26$37,970
Printing Press Operators191,130$17.00$35,370
Print Binding and Finishing Workers54,230$14.81$30,800
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers204,820$10.21$21,230
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials56,600$9.85$20,480
Sewing Machine Operators147,030$10.88$22,630
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers6,010$11.87$24,690
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders3,180$12.96$26,960
Sewers, Hand5,770$12.11$25,200
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers26,250$13.63$28,360
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders12,700$11.89$24,720
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders15,000$12.00$24,950
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders21,190$12.68$26,360
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders27,840$12.60$26,200
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers14,670$15.79$32,840
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers6,060$21.25$44,190
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other13,300$13.81$28,720
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters84,170$15.29$31,790
Furniture Finishers15,400$14.06$29,230
Model Makers, Wood1,660$16.22$33,730
Patternmakers, Wood1,240$19.57$40,700
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood37,050$13.13$27,310
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing61,130$13.29$27,650
Woodworkers, All Other8,610$13.42$27,910
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators5,080$37.17$77,310
Power Distributors and Dispatchers10,100$33.24$69,130
Power Plant Operators39,930$29.94$62,270
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators35,800$25.30$52,620
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators108,330$20.45$42,530
Chemical Plant and System Operators43,130$26.30$54,700
Gas Plant Operators13,480$27.72$57,660
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers42,850$28.64$59,580
Plant and System Operators, All Other10,870$25.00$52,010
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders46,250$22.02$45,790
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders38,050$18.65$38,800
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders33,140$16.21$33,720
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand27,420$13.80$28,710
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders123,840$16.40$34,120
Cutters and Trimmers, Hand17,420$12.57$26,140
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders61,360$14.95$31,090
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders65,100$15.74$32,740
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders18,470$17.08$35,520
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers410,750$17.09$35,550
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers21,510$18.52$38,520
Dental Laboratory Technicians38,360$18.26$37,980
Medical Appliance Technicians13,320$18.56$38,610
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians27,880$14.24$29,610
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders342,280$13.26$27,580
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders77,870$14.93$31,050
Painters, Transportation Equipment43,300$20.27$42,160
Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers23,970$12.83$26,680
Semiconductor Processors20,930$16.64$34,610
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators57,540$11.90$24,760
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders15,060$14.68$30,520
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders18,320$13.50$28,090
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders8,960$14.82$30,830
Etchers and Engravers8,090$14.53$30,210
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic32,250$14.56$30,270
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders88,390$16.81$34,970
Tire Builders15,020$18.19$37,840
Helpers–Production Workers394,270$11.66$24,240
Production Workers, All Other229,240$14.89$30,980

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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 23, 2016

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