Below is a sampling of top occupations and wages in the Advanced Manufacturing industry cluster.

Soc Code Title Richmond Metro Avg. Wage National Avg. Wage
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics $54,300 $54,000
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery $60,500 $48,700
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $66,000 $64,300
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $32,500 $35,900
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers $32,500 $35,900
51-2092 Team Assemblers $30,600 $34,300
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $37,600 $42,000
51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $48,100 $56,300
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $35,400 $36,200
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $43,600 $41,500
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $30,700 $36,700
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $37,700 $41,100
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $35,600 $44,500
51-4041 Machinists 50,000 $45,300
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $36,600 $34,000
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $32,700 $37,500
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers $47,200 $53,700
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $45,400 $44,400
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $35,800 $39,200
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $37,800 $34,800
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $42,700 $44,100
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $40,500 $39,400
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $40,300 $42,000
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $28,300 $32,700
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $40,100 $36,500
51-9198 Helpers–Production Workers $27,400 $29,400
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $36,300 $36,500
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $28,500 $30,900

Source: JobsEQ, Q1 2019.