Although the industry has been hard hit the economic recession, the manufacturing jobs Nashville
has to offer are still plenty.
The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin area's manufacturing industry employed 62,900 workers during December 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is down from 63,300 workers during November and a 10.4 percent decrease from December 2008.
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
reports that all production occupations in the Nashville
area employ a total of about 66,180 workers and offer an average salary of $34,690 per year.
The majority of production occupations
cross over into the manufacturing industry, but some are out of the ordinary, such as bakers.
The TDLWD lists the top employing production occupations and their average yearly salaries as:
- Team assemblers - 10,710 employees, $41,030 per year
- First line supervisors and managers of production and operating workers - 5,130 employees, $49,176 per year
- All other assemblers and fabricators - 4,560 employees, $36,940 per year
- Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders of metal and plastic - 2,600 employees, $27,562 per year
- Machinists - 1,810 employees, $36,947 per year
- Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers - 960 employees, $33,715 per year
- Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders of metal and plastic - 590 employees, $33,406 per year
- Butchers and meat cutters - 530 employees, $27,870
- Food batchmakers - 500 employees, $25,276 per year
- Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders of metal and plastic - 410 employees, $32,113 per year
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