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Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators & Tenders $33,860 $39,560   
Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians $64,310 $79,450   
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, & Systems Assemblers $50,810 $65,690   
Automotive Engineering Technicians $55,470 $67,060 
Biofuels Production Managers $101,640 $121,280 
Biomass Power Plant Managers $101,640 $121,280 
Cabinetmakers & Bench Carpenters $33,500 $39,240   
Chemical Equipment Operators & Tenders $49,150 $60,650   
Chemical Plant & System Operators $56,170 $68,720   
Cleaning, Washing, & Metal Pickling Equipment Operators & Tenders $28,750 $34,230   
Coating, Painting, & Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $32,890 $38,840   
Coil Winders, Tapers, & Finishers $33,530 $40,490   
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal & Plastic $50,200 $59,430 
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastic $37,920 $45,510 
Cooling & Freezing Equipment Operators & Tenders $30,790 $38,170   
Crushing, Grinding, & Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $34,700 $41,890   
Cutters & Trimmers, Hand $28,160 $32,620   
Cutting & Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $32,970 $39,130   
Cutting, Punching, & Press Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $32,430 $38,180   
Dental Laboratory Technicians $40,140 $48,630   
Drilling & Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $36,280 $43,420   
Electrical & Electronic Equipment Assemblers $32,070 $38,040   
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers $34,330 $40,790   
Engine & Other Machine Assemblers $40,180 $50,180   
Etchers & Engravers $31,240 $38,110   
Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $33,800 $40,630   
Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers $34,090 $40,180   
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $33,470 $40,080   
Fabric & Apparel Patternmakers $47,280 $63,310   
Fabric Menders $25,020 $28,840   
Fiberglass Laminators & Fabricators $30,300 $35,580   
First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers $59,060 $72,460   
Food & Tobacco Roasting, Baking, & Drying Machine Operators & Tenders $29,410 $35,980   
Food Batchmakers $28,790 $35,040   
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders $29,250 $35,750   
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $35,480 $43,530   
Foundry Mold & Coremakers $32,510 $37,900   
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, & Kettle Operators & Tenders $36,800 $44,600   
Furniture Finishers $30,660 $35,860   
Geothermal Production Managers $101,640 $121,280 
Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, & Finishers $31,700 $37,510   
Grinding & Polishing Workers, Hand $29,980 $35,780   
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, & Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $34,150 $40,460   
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $36,850 $44,010   
Helpers--Production Workers $25,600 $30,000 
Human Factors Engineers & Ergonomists $85,110 $101,140 
Hydroelectric Production Managers $101,640 $121,280 
Industrial Engineering Technicians $55,660 $66,130   
Industrial Engineers $85,110 $101,140   
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $50,440 $60,250 
Industrial Production Managers $101,640 $121,280   
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers $38,400 $46,870 
Lathe & Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $37,360 $44,910   
Layout Workers, Metal & Plastic $46,290 $56,150   
Log Graders & Scalers $36,480 $43,390   
Machine Feeders & Offbearers $30,630 $38,210   
Machinists $41,540 $49,950 
Maintenance Workers, Machinery $44,050 $53,130   
Materials Engineers $91,150 $112,630   
Meat, Poultry, & Fish Cutters & Trimmers $24,190 $27,850   
Mechanical Drafters $55,260 $65,680   
Mechanical Engineering Technicians $55,470 $67,060   
Medical Appliance Technicians $39,000 $46,030   
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators & Tenders $41,260 $47,800   
Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators $101,640 $121,280 
Milling & Planing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $38,830 $46,590   
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $35,950 $43,850   
Model Makers, Metal & Plastic $48,370 $61,720   
Molding & Casting Workers $31,700 $37,510   
Molding, Coremaking, & Casting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $30,600 $36,430   
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $35,290 $42,480   
Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders $28,940 $35,010 
Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers $30,540 $36,040   
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $36,550 $44,580   
Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic $41,670 $52,620   
Plating & Coating Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $32,330 $38,110   
Potters, Manufacturing $31,700 $37,510   
Pourers & Casters, Metal $34,430 $41,350   
Prepress Technicians & Workers $39,000 $47,200   
Print Binding & Finishing Workers $31,420 $37,810   
Printing Press Operators $36,700 $45,020   
Quality Control Systems Managers $101,640 $121,280 
Refractory Materials Repairers $45,760 $52,580   
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic $40,230 $48,500   
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Wood $28,410 $34,010   
Semiconductor Processors $36,770 $42,860   
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, & Still Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $41,150 $50,970   
Sewing Machine Operators $23,990 $27,970   
Shoe Machine Operators & Tenders $26,390 $32,660   
Slaughterers & Meat Packers $25,880 $29,820   
Solderers & Brazers $40,040 $46,810 
Stone Cutters & Carvers, Manufacturing $31,700 $37,510   
Structural Metal Fabricators & Fitters $38,160 $45,240   
Team Assemblers $30,740 $36,790 
Textile Bleaching & Dyeing Machine Operators & Tenders $26,410 $31,210   
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $26,760 $30,540   
Textile Knitting & Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $27,890 $32,790   
Textile Winding, Twisting, & Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $26,680 $30,080   
Timing Device Assemblers & Adjusters $35,230 $43,100   
Tire Builders $41,960 $52,850   
Tool & Die Makers $50,090 $60,610   
Tool Grinders, Filers, & Sharpeners $37,380 $44,940   
Welders, Cutters, & Welder Fitters $40,040 $46,810 
Welding, Soldering, & Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $36,450 $43,390   
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders $28,580 $33,800   
Aerospace Engineers $107,700 $130,260   
Agricultural Engineers $75,440 $90,350   
Agricultural Technicians $37,330 $44,310   
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians $58,850 $70,920   
Architectural & Engineering Managers $138,720 $162,690   
Automotive Engineers $87,140 $104,310 
Avionics Technicians $58,460 $70,290   
Bakers $25,550 $29,640   
Biochemical Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Biochemists & Biophysicists $91,960 $115,390   
Biofuels Processing Technicians $55,240 $66,550 
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology & Product Development Managers $138,720 $162,690 
Biological Technicians $44,610 $53,300   
Biologists $79,200 $95,800   
Biomass Plant Technicians $55,240 $66,550 
Biomedical Engineers $91,760 $110,730 
Boilermakers $60,170 $74,200   
Buyers & Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $60,350 $73,710   
Chemical Engineers $103,590 $123,300   
Chemical Technicians $47,390 $58,170   
Chemists $79,140 $99,360   
Clinical Research Coordinators $136,450 $165,210 
Commercial & Industrial Designers $67,030 $82,540   
Computer Hardware Engineers $110,650 $135,840   
Conveyor Operators & Tenders $34,020 $38,950   
Cost Estimators $64,340 $78,760   
Crane & Tower Operators $53,550 $64,810   
Desktop Publishers $41,960 $51,240   
Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment $55,430 $65,910   
Electrical & Electronics Repairers, Commercial & Industrial Equipment $55,610 $65,670   
Electrical Drafters $62,040 $75,740   
Electrical Engineering Technicians $60,330 $72,300   
Electrical Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Electrical Engineers $95,780 $115,470   
Electro-Mechanical Technicians $55,600 $68,110   
Electromechanical Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Electronic Drafters $62,040 $75,740   
Electronics Engineering Technicians $60,330 $72,300   
Electronics Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Electronics Engineers $99,660 $119,100   
Energy Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Fashion Designers $73,690 $89,180   
Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers $84,850 $104,900   
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, & Material Movers, Hand $48,980 $59,700   
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers $64,670 $78,310 
Food Science Technicians $37,330 $44,310   
Food Scientists & Technologists $66,870 $82,270   
Fuel Cell Engineers $87,140 $104,310 
Fuel Cell Technicians $63,140 $76,560 
Gem & Diamond Workers $40,350 $48,550   
General & Operations Managers $117,200 $149,660 
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products $22,320 $24,390   
Graphic Designers $50,670 $61,740   
Hoist & Winch Operators $48,820 $66,310   
Human Resources Managers $114,140 $138,320   
Hydroelectric Plant Technicians $55,240 $66,550 
Industrial Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Industrial Safety & Health Engineers $84,850 $104,900   
Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators $33,320 $38,810 
Jewelers $40,350 $48,550   
Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand $27,180 $31,690 
Logisticians $76,830 $92,870   
Logistics Analysts $76,830 $92,870 
Logistics Engineers $76,830 $92,870 
Logistics Managers $93,180 $112,400 
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General $38,390 $47,250 
Manufactured Building & Mobile Home Installers $31,930 $36,850   
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Manufacturing Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Manufacturing Production Technicians $63,140 $76,560 
Marine Architects $99,160 $116,910   
Marine Engineers $99,160 $116,910   
Marketing Managers $137,400 $171,390   
Materials Scientists $94,350 $117,130   
Mechanical Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Mechanical Engineers $87,140 $104,310 
Mechatronics Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Methane/Landfill Gas Generation System Technicians $55,240 $66,550 
Microbiologists $76,530 $97,270   
Microsystems Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Millwrights $51,520 $63,540 
Model Makers, Wood $34,570 $38,470   
Nanosystems Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians $63,140 $76,560 
Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists $63,140 $76,560 
Natural Sciences Managers $136,450 $165,210   
Non-Destructive Testing Specialists $63,140 $76,560 
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists $70,470 $85,560   
Occupational Health & Safety Technicians $51,270 $61,740   
Operations Research Analysts $82,940 $102,450 
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians $31,100 $36,210   
Order Clerks $33,110 $39,750   
Orthotists & Prosthetists $70,690 $87,050 
Packers & Packagers, Hand $23,040 $26,050 
Painters, Transportation Equipment $44,580 $54,570   
Patternmakers, Wood $39,870 $47,510   
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, & Gaugers $63,160 $75,150   
Photonics Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Photonics Technicians $63,140 $76,560 
Precious Metal Workers $40,350 $48,550   
Procurement Clerks $40,240 $47,440   
Product Safety Engineers $84,850 $104,900   
Production, Planning, & Expediting Clerks $47,590 $57,950   
Pump Operators $46,700 $59,100   
Purchasing Agents $64,730 $79,170   
Purchasing Managers $111,810 $136,390   
Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialists $99,660 $119,100 
Recycling & Reclamation Workers $31,360 $37,630 
Recycling Coordinators $48,980 $59,700 
Riggers $46,900 $55,280   
Robotics Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Robotics Technicians $55,600 $68,110 
Sales Engineers $104,660 $126,350   
Sales Managers $126,040 $160,520 
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing $65,800 $79,480 
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products $86,750 $108,210   
Sewers, Hand $24,980 $28,740   
Sheet Metal Workers $48,700 $60,390   
Shipping, Receiving, & Traffic Clerks $31,770 $37,700 
Shoe & Leather Workers & Repairers $25,840 $29,850   
Software Developers, Systems Software $106,050 $128,540 
Solar Energy Systems Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Solar Sales Representatives & Assessors $86,750 $108,210 
Stationary Engineers & Boiler Operators $58,070 $69,530   
Storage & Distribution Managers $93,180 $112,400   
Tank Car, Truck, & Ship Loaders $44,540 $58,770   
Technical Writers $71,950 $88,230   
Transportation Managers $93,180 $112,400   
Upholsterers $33,280 $38,750   
Validation Engineers $96,350 $120,440 
Water Resource Specialists $136,450 $165,210 
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, & Samplers, Recordkeeping $30,730 $37,000   
Wind Energy Engineers $96,350 $120,440