Chart 3. Average hourly wages for production occupations, by grouped work level, 2019
Occupation Apprentice Journey Master

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers

$25.48 $25.86 $33.09


18.90 24.43 29.00

Tool and die makers

[1] 24.55 32.73

Power plant operators

[1] 40.19 43.70

Chemical equipment operators and tenders

19.96 25.86 [1]

Note: [1] The grouped level estimates for master chemical equipment operators and tenders and for apprentice tool and die makers and power plant operators did not pass publication criteria.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Modeled Wage Estimates.