Manufacturing Salary Center

The manufacturing salary calculator below allows you to find out the different pay scales of general manufacturing occupations. Just Select A Profession below to begin using the salary calculator then you can narrow down your results by selecting an occupation, a state and if you want annual or hourly wages displayed. Find out how your pay compares against other manufacturing professionals.

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Salary Guide

Here are the top 15 occupations that earn the most on average in the manufacturing industry.

Occupation Wage
1. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $88,820
2. Power Distributors and Dispatchers $80,400
3. Power Plant Operators $71,070
4. Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $66,020
5. Gas Plant Operators $65,830
6. Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $60,480
7. First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $59,930
8. Chemical Plant and System Operators $59,070
9. Plant and System Operators, All Other $55,530
10. Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $51,630
11. Tool and Die Makers $51,130
12. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers $51,040
13. Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $49,640
14. Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers $49,040
15. Model Makers, Metal and Plastic $48,210