October 13, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Occupations in electric vehicle manufacturing

Median annual wages, selected occupations in transportation equipment manufacturing, 2010
Occupation Median annual wages

Electronics engineers, except computer

$100,450

Chemical engineers

97,480

Software developers, applications

94,680

Industrial production managers

91,460

Materials engineers

89,000

Electrical engineers

87,580

Mechanical engineers

81,290

Industrial engineers

77,160

Commercial and industrial designers

67,790

Mechanical drafters

53,840

Mechanical engineering technicians

52,950

Engine and other machine assemblers

47,440

Machinists

40,810

Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic

35,580

Team assemblers

32,500

Electromechanical equipment assemblers

32,430

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

29,470

These data are featured in the TED article, Occupations in electric vehicle manufacturing.

 

 

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