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 $52,500 $51,500
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery $46,000 $44,500
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $67,800 $59,900
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers $33,200 $33,300
51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers $32,200 $35,100
51-2092 Team Assemblers $29,100 $31,600
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $38,700 $38,700
51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $63,700 $51,600
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $38,600 $33,000
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $38,900 $37,700
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $35,200 $34,600
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $48,800 $38,100
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $36,900 $39,600
51-4041 Machinists $43,300 $42,100
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $32,500 $31,500
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $31,400 $35,400
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers $48,100 $51,100
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $44,000 $41,000
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $37,400 $37,600
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $33,500 $32,900
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $43,400 $41,200
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $41,900 $36,400
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $39,500 $39,400
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders $26,400 $29,800
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders $35,400 $33,600
51-9198 Helpers–Production Workers $28,500 $26,000
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $34,200 $34,100
53-7062 Laborers and Freights, Stock, and Material Movers $27,300 $27,800

JobsEQ®, Q2 2016.