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TABLE 2. Earnings by Detailed Occupation: 1999: Tennessee: Both Sexes

(Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)


                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

21 to 74 years                                           2,754,615   $23,588      23.0   1,838,025   $29,273      25.2

  MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONS
Chief executives                                            19,900   $77,876      59.7      17,045   $83,451      60.1
General and Operations Managers                             18,830   $46,768      41.9      16,455   $49,606      42.0
Legislators                                                    165   $21,307      58.8          90   $52,857      68.9
Advertising and Promotions Managers                          1,225   $38,107      57.7         935   $41,533      57.7
Marketing and Sales Managers                                19,175   $45,057      55.4      15,445   $50,695      56.8
Public Relations Managers                                    1,240   $40,912      69.0       1,030   $46,875      72.4
Administrative Services Managers                             1,445   $42,078      34.0       1,195   $46,328      35.3
Computer and Information Systems Managers                    4,455   $54,673      58.8       3,935   $57,942      58.8
Financial Managers                                          17,685   $40,776      50.5      15,090   $43,162      51.5
Human Resources Managers                                     9,170   $37,299      46.3       7,500   $41,025      46.8
Industrial Production Managers                               7,400   $50,307      38.6       6,530   $51,181      38.7
Purchasing Managers                                          3,595   $44,654      48.0       3,050   $47,556      47.6
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers           6,025   $36,421      26.1       5,160   $38,504      27.4
Farm, Ranch, and Other Agricultural Managers                 2,575   $23,702      23.1       1,745   $30,868      25.3
Farmers and Ranchers                                        11,320   $11,965      15.7       6,800   $16,684      17.4
Construction Managers                                       13,595   $42,193      26.3      11,000   $46,070      28.8
Education Administrators                                    13,865   $37,096      70.6       8,850   $40,660      72.4
Engineering Managers                                         2,535   $70,801      75.4       2,310   $71,998      77.4
Food Service Managers                                       14,505   $25,870      17.7      10,660   $29,730      18.5
Funeral Directors                                            1,185   $31,310      18.7         960   $34,435      15.9
Gaming Managers                                                305   $27,656      26.7         210   $31,842      19.3
Lodging Managers                                             2,700   $26,205      29.7       2,070   $28,132      29.4
Medical and Health Services Managers                         9,175   $41,829      52.3       7,950   $44,813      52.2
Natural Sciences Managers                                      270   $70,345      97.8         240   $71,379      97.5
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents                         1,010   $47,405      22.2         790   $49,979      24.7
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association
  Managers                                                   7,415   $28,498      30.7       5,260   $32,151      33.6
Social and Community Service Managers                        3,955   $30,621      60.7       3,025   $34,932      64.0
Managers, All Other                                         34,760   $42,284      43.5      29,265   $46,762      44.7

  BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OCCUPATIONS
Agents and Business Managers of Artists,Performers,
  and Athletes                                               1,245   $35,392      51.4         925   $41,410      58.4
Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products                    380   $29,375      22.5         285   $35,893      20.6
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products            4,840   $26,738      27.3       3,240   $32,810      30.5
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and
  Farm Products                                              5,025   $31,746      30.2       4,120   $33,525      29.6
Claims Adusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and
  Investigators                                              5,560   $29,990      39.2       4,445   $31,546      40.6
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction,
  Health and Safety, and Transportation                      1,710   $33,462      46.0       1,410   $36,098      48.1
Cost Estimators                                              1,900   $38,971      26.8       1,560   $41,357      28.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations
  Specialists                                               16,810   $30,894      41.8      12,945   $33,826      42.3
Logisticians                                                   725   $31,875      36.8         575   $37,339      35.4
Management Analysts                                          7,000   $44,082      65.3       4,710   $50,815      64.4
Meeting and Convention Planners                                515   $30,657      42.5         350   $36,875      48.4
Other Business Operations Specialists                        4,290   $29,914      31.1       3,215   $32,019      31.7
Accountants and Auditors                                    31,255   $33,107      68.5      23,975   $37,907      70.3
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate                      1,785   $33,712      38.3       1,440   $37,909      37.8
Budget Analysts                                                540   $37,031      44.7         465   $37,696      43.8
Credit Analysts                                                440   $28,319      45.2         335   $29,978      47.1
Financial Analysts                                             690   $38,182      74.4         465   $44,135      72.4
Personal Financial Advisors                                  3,665   $49,271      74.1       2,825   $52,679      73.8
Insurance Underwriters                                       1,505   $36,075      52.4       1,325   $37,175      52.4
Financial Examiners                                            210   $40,078      64.1         195   $41,094      64.3
Loan Counselors and Officers                                 7,260   $31,980      38.5       6,025   $35,502      38.8
Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents                1,670   $30,274      36.5       1,210   $33,525      40.8
Tax Preparers                                                2,175   $10,364      30.8         600   $29,167      32.1
Financial Specialists, All Other                             1,160   $29,959      33.7         840   $32,328      36.3

  COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL OCCUPATIONS
Computer Scientists and System Analyts                       9,885   $43,618      53.9       8,015   $47,612      53.5
Computer Programmers                                         8,990   $46,049      58.4       7,165   $49,629      58.2
Computer Software Engineers                                  5,930   $50,583      60.9       4,785   $52,288      60.4
Computer Support Specialists                                 5,900   $31,884      38.7       4,470   $35,826      39.3
Database Administrators                                        815   $43,997      57.2         695   $44,408      56.5
Network and Computer Systems Administrators                  2,870   $41,002      45.1       2,430   $42,159      45.7
Network Systems and Data Communication Analysts              3,995   $38,759      44.6       2,985   $42,895      45.8
Actuaries                                                      220   $73,750      95.9         160   $73,438      94.4
Mathematicians                                                  20   $61,250     100.0          20   $61,250     100.0
Operations Research Analysts                                 1,420   $45,935      61.3       1,060   $48,631      60.7
Statisticians                                                  330   $40,313      73.6         260   $42,344      69.5
Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations                  30   $66,429     100.0          25  $110,417     100.0

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING OCCUPATIONS
Architects, Except Naval                                     2,585   $41,908      74.8       2,105   $50,069      78.5
Surveyors, Cartographers, and Photogrammetrists                695   $28,684      64.4         470   $35,688      58.1
Aerospace Engineers                                            650   $60,104      83.7         585   $60,699      84.2
Agricultural Engineers                                          20   $60,227     100.0          20   $60,227     100.0
Biomedical Engineers                                           150   $41,786      62.0         115   $41,845      73.0
Chemical Engineers                                           1,790   $64,242      88.8       1,480   $66,766      89.2
Civil Engineers                                              4,875   $50,840      78.1       4,060   $52,891      79.2
Computer Hardware Engineers                                    745   $39,071      43.5         520   $41,214      47.4
Electrical and Electronic Engineers                          4,140   $54,620      68.6       3,545   $56,717      69.8
Environmental Engineers                                        760   $49,643      87.6         655   $53,696      93.6
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety            4,640   $46,790      60.3       3,795   $49,209      60.8
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects                          110   $55,833      27.3          75   $62,321      30.1



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Materials Engineers                                            785   $47,898      63.1         620   $53,125      65.1
Mechanical Engineers                                         5,615   $52,121      65.7       4,680   $54,370      67.0
Mining and Geological Engineers,Including Mining
  Safety Engineers                                              60   $46,607      55.7          35   $45,357      73.5
Nuclear Engineers                                              345   $61,742      80.2         310   $61,061      78.6
Petroleum Engineers                                             60   $22,500      50.0          40   $41,250      55.3
Engineers, All Others                                        4,990   $52,497      72.8       4,180   $56,290      74.7
Drafters                                                     3,945   $30,065      14.4       2,965   $32,030      11.9
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters                     9,190   $32,318      14.2       7,435   $35,936      13.5
Surveying and Mapping Technicians                            1,895   $24,296       4.4       1,415   $26,667       4.5

  LIFE, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE OCCUPATIONS
Agricultural and Food Scientists                               355   $31,518      85.6         230   $41,985      87.3
Biological Scientists                                          980   $31,346      93.7         760   $34,828      97.5
Conservation Scientists and Foresters                          365   $35,729      94.8         335   $36,007      94.3
Medical Scientists                                           1,430   $35,819     100.0       1,050   $39,929     100.0
Astronomers and Physicists                                     615   $59,076      80.2         520   $65,083      82.8
Atmospheric and Space Scientists                               260   $51,612      80.5         195   $53,462      85.7
Chemists and Materials Scientists                            1,750   $48,113      91.6       1,385   $51,386      91.1
Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists                   1,475   $37,110      93.1       1,175   $41,782      93.0
Physical Scientists, All Other                               1,580   $39,907      96.8       1,235   $50,625      96.9
Economists                                                     315   $53,438     100.0         260   $53,750     100.0
Market/Survey Researchers                                    1,055   $41,223      69.3         785   $49,554      72.1
Psychologists                                                2,365   $42,480      99.0       1,410   $47,454      99.0
Sociologists                                                    25   $43,203     100.0          25   $43,203     100.0
Urban and Regional Planners                                    275   $47,292      97.1         240   $40,000      96.7
Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers            480   $31,778      86.2         330   $41,176      88.2
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians                      520   $32,401      18.8         445   $33,558      20.0
Biological Technicians                                         350   $25,234      41.2         255   $30,020      35.7
Chemical Technicians                                         2,670   $35,816      11.1       2,100   $37,212      10.3
Geological and Petroleum Technicians                           130   $31,786      35.4          95   $41,488       9.7
Nuclear Technicians                                            155   $50,458      35.0         115   $51,708      42.6
Other Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians         2,760   $25,036      31.1       1,625   $32,329      31.2

  COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES OCCUPATIONS
Counselors                                                  10,045   $25,282      73.5       5,815   $27,031      73.5
Social Workers                                              10,570   $25,157      77.6       7,850   $26,676      77.6
Misc. Community and Social Service Specialists               4,175   $22,268      49.2       2,955   $25,217      54.8
Clergy                                                      11,125   $27,895      67.7       8,590   $31,644      69.7
Directors, Religious Activities and Education                1,280   $24,297      67.6         890   $30,731      68.2
Religious Workers, All Other                                 2,230   $19,628      45.4       1,150   $29,083      52.1

  LEGAL OCCUPATIONS
Lawyers                                                     11,810   $68,441      99.8       9,705   $75,024      99.7
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers                915   $49,271      72.9         710   $61,058      71.2
Paralegals and Legal Assistants                              4,550   $26,936      33.7       3,375   $29,660      32.3
Miscellaneous Legal Support Workers                          2,985   $24,831      29.6       1,875   $28,914      19.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates

  EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND LIBRARY OCCUPATIONS
Postsecondary Teachers                                      23,370   $34,022      91.0      15,745   $41,776      90.8
Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers                         11,545   $10,828      30.7       5,800   $14,800      29.8
Elementary and Middle School Teachers                       63,025   $30,820      92.7      48,610   $32,432      96.4
Secondary School Teachers                                   13,420   $31,991      94.1      11,190   $33,603      96.2
Special Education Teachers                                   2,985   $30,348      82.8       2,360   $32,492      87.5
Other Teachers and Instructors                               8,915   $13,819      49.1       3,440   $27,888      47.3
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians                   475   $22,181      65.8         290   $27,969      73.2
Librarians                                                   3,110   $31,292      86.0       1,520   $32,111      89.8
Library Technicians                                            520    $8,911      17.3         175   $24,063      13.6
Teacher Assistants                                          16,180    $9,417       9.9       3,055   $12,819       8.6
Other Education, Training, and Library Workers               1,045   $33,039      84.4         695   $34,973      88.0

  ARTS, DESIGN, ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS, AND MEDIA
       OCCUPATIONS
Artists and Related Workers                                  3,510   $19,677      38.4       1,870   $26,828      34.2
Designers                                                   12,815   $23,840      37.5       7,985   $30,328      39.7
Actors                                                         335   $11,402      43.7         105   $21,218      51.9
Producers and Directors                                      2,825   $31,443      54.9       2,025   $35,880      54.4
Athletes, Coaches, Umpires and Related Workers               2,360   $21,858      59.4       1,080   $31,081      67.1
Dancers and Choreographers                                     330   $24,879       6.0         130   $27,043       0.0
Musicians, Singers and Related Workers                       6,750   $23,125      41.8       2,935   $37,956      46.6
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related
  Workers, All Other                                           775   $14,735      33.1         280   $36,250      43.2
Announcers                                                   1,285   $22,806      38.5         770   $29,727      45.3
News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents                 1,375   $27,201      73.9         960   $32,292      76.0
Public Relations Specialists                                 2,220   $29,943      57.5       1,560   $35,873      59.0
Editors                                                      2,715   $27,925      70.5       1,945   $31,422      72.4
Technical Writers                                              625   $38,730      68.7         460   $42,262      64.1
Writers and Authors                                          2,355   $23,653      72.3       1,305   $30,911      74.2
Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers                  660   $15,197      32.6         235   $30,298      31.2
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and
  Radio Operators                                            2,285   $31,668      35.5       1,550   $35,407      35.0
Photographers                                                2,475   $20,781      29.9       1,440   $26,341      34.2
Television, Video and Motion Picture Camera
  Operators and Editors                                        570   $26,786      45.6         335   $28,918      40.7
Media and Communication Equipment Workers,
  All Other                                                     15   $23,750       0.0           0         .        .

  HEALTHCARE PRACTIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS
Chiropractors                                                  675   $70,050      92.5         485   $72,450      94.4
Dentists                                                     2,830  $100,802      99.2       1,595  $102,868      98.6
Dieticians and Nutritionists                                 1,815   $26,420      62.7       1,095   $30,389      64.2
Optometrists                                                   610   $85,802     100.0         455   $86,463     100.0
Pharmacists                                                  4,850   $65,271      95.8       3,410   $69,917      98.0
Physicians and Surgeons                                     14,315  $121,463      99.7      10,820  $132,401      99.8
Physician Assistants                                         1,175   $31,750      51.7         830   $39,444      51.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Podiatrists                                                    140  $103,929     100.0          75  $112,500     100.0
Registered Nurses                                           49,795   $35,443      48.2      32,890   $39,656      47.1
Audiologists                                                   250   $35,484      97.2         150   $39,063     100.0
Occupational Therapists                                      1,015   $41,387      83.3         570   $46,996      81.8
Physical Therapists                                          2,990   $42,598      82.4       1,765   $50,173      83.3
Radiation Therapists                                           180   $39,063      36.3         160   $40,517      34.2
Recreational Therapists                                        295   $21,406      82.4         190   $27,589      74.6
Respiratory Therapists                                       2,505   $31,703      24.8       1,815   $33,034      26.7
Speech-Language Pathologists                                 1,850   $33,118      98.1         845   $38,462      99.2
Therapists, All Others                                       1,365   $25,066      77.1         790   $29,464      79.8
Veterinarians                                                1,160   $52,781      99.1         905   $60,024      98.9
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners,
  All Other                                                     75   $20,000      86.5          35   $26,125      69.7
Clinical Lab Technologists and Technicians                   7,380   $28,148      47.3       5,160   $31,844      47.4
Dental Hygienists                                            2,530   $30,757      43.3         850   $37,143      35.7
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians             5,335   $31,259      17.4       3,935   $33,307      17.1
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics                 3,230   $27,287      13.3       2,465   $30,126      14.2
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practioners Support
  Technicians                                                7,745   $17,556      10.2       4,740   $20,647       8.8
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses           18,355   $22,657       7.1      11,530   $25,357       7.0
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians           2,475   $17,551      13.5       1,645   $19,878      15.5
Opticians, Dispensing                                          960   $22,290      11.5         685   $25,861      12.7
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians           1,855   $21,862      19.6       1,185   $28,238      20.1
Other Healthcare Practioners and Technical
  Occupations                                                1,255   $32,229      53.4         975   $37,721      53.8

HEALTHCARE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides                 31,880   $14,815       4.6      17,155   $17,918       4.9
Occupational Therapist Assistants and Aides                    270   $24,125      29.2         115   $31,198      24.1
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides                      1,145   $25,264      19.1         740   $30,563      12.3
Massage Therapists                                             985   $17,214      32.8         345   $22,372      26.9
Dental Assistants                                            4,160   $18,018       5.2       2,075   $20,964       3.6
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support
 Occupations                                                10,970   $16,965       9.5       6,190   $20,787       8.5

  PROTECTIVE SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional
  Officers                                                   1,075   $29,160      19.7         865   $29,570      21.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and
  Detectives                                                 1,730   $39,179      20.2       1,515   $39,571      19.9
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and
  Prevention Workers                                           815   $44,393       4.8         730   $44,911       5.3
Supervisors, Protective Service Workers, All Other           1,725   $30,910      38.7       1,395   $34,907      41.9
Fire Fighters                                                5,440   $36,358       7.1       4,790   $36,945       6.9
Fire Inspectors                                                235   $32,363      21.7         185   $37,321      27.3
Baliffs, Correctional Officers and Jailers                   7,260   $21,968       6.3       5,795   $22,973       5.4
Detectives and Criminal Investigators                        2,270   $37,561      44.2       1,995   $38,243      43.3
Fish and Game Wardens                                           95   $33,958      86.3          95   $33,958      86.3



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                        
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Parking Enforcement Workers                                     45    $9,087       0.0          15   $14,821       0.0
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers                          11,210   $31,011      23.4       9,930   $31,681      23.7
Transit and Railroad Police                                     10   $66,250     100.0           0         .        .
Animal Control Workers                                         275   $21,272      15.2         215   $22,660      15.2
Private Detectives and Investigators                         1,045   $30,650      43.6         780   $35,089      43.7
Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers            14,145   $18,791      10.3       8,580   $22,863      11.9
Crossing Guards                                                785    $6,553       0.0         140   $21,500       0.0
Lifeguards and Other Protective Service Workers                785    $4,707      23.1         145   $32,083      30.8

  FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED OCCUPATIONS
Chefs and Head Cooks                                         2,850   $20,697      10.1       1,975   $24,400      11.2
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation
  and Serving Workers                                       11,935   $17,065       9.9       7,095   $21,235      11.0
Cooks                                                       32,715   $10,910       2.2      13,620   $15,428       2.2
Food Preparation Workers                                     7,190   $10,103       3.0       2,900   $14,755       3.7
Bartenders                                                   4,405   $13,993      11.4       2,030   $18,485       9.2
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers,
  Including Fast Food                                        4,875    $9,875       2.8       1,985   $15,726       2.8
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession and
  Coffee Shop                                                1,345    $7,788       0.8         430   $14,744       1.4
Waiters and Waitresses                                      25,820   $10,517       7.6       8,845   $14,932       7.3
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant                                  2,850   $10,914       5.4       1,225   $16,782       2.7
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender
  Helpers                                                    3,605    $8,700       2.6         775   $16,356       0.9
Dishwashers                                                  3,695    $8,601       2.0       1,210   $14,066       1.8
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee
  Shop                                                       2,150    $6,802       7.9         445   $12,049       5.4
Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers,
  All Other                                                     95   $10,441       0.0          30   $17,500       0.0

  BUILDING AND GROUNDS CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
    OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and
  Janitorial Workers                                         3,870   $19,679       6.1       2,690   $21,857       6.5
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn
  Service, and Groundskeeping Workers                        2,585   $26,411      18.1       2,020   $27,880      18.9
Janitors and Building Cleaners                              38,155   $14,728       2.7      20,345   $20,053       2.6
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners                             24,255   $10,604       1.7       9,605   $14,517       1.7
Pest Control Workers                                         1,710   $21,915      11.1       1,300   $24,755      10.2
Grounds Maintenance Workers                                 18,585   $14,368       5.8       8,925   $19,344       5.6

  PERSONAL CARE AND SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Gaming Workers              665   $30,324      33.4         525   $34,147      34.7
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service
  Workers                                                    2,115   $21,483      16.5       1,380   $24,115      19.6
Animal Trainers                                                715   $17,373      18.0         510   $20,865      20.3
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers                                    1,765   $14,128      16.4         860   $19,392      17.2



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Gaming Workers                                                 695   $29,444      10.1         435   $33,359      15.0
Motion Picture Projectionists                                   95   $11,490      26.3          35   $13,472      14.3
Ushers,Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers                     345    $4,753      22.5          80   $19,688       9.8
Miscellaneous Entertainment Attendants and Related
  Workers                                                    1,600   $10,046      13.1         460   $19,577       9.8
Funeral Service Workers                                        375   $13,920      17.4         155   $28,571      17.3
Barbers                                                      1,955   $14,539       3.0       1,155   $17,227       5.0
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists              15,520   $13,985       4.5       8,050   $18,390       4.9
Miscellaneous Personal Appearance Workers                    2,000   $14,097       5.4         940   $19,442       4.4
Baggage Porters, Bellhops, and Concierges                      480   $16,976      17.7         305   $23,859      25.7
Tour and Travel Guides                                         675    $7,924      25.3         170   $23,311      17.1
Transportation Attendants                                    1,815   $22,077      30.4         615   $27,260      30.2
Child Care Workers                                          22,200    $7,435      10.0       8,530   $12,831       7.3
Personal and Home Care Aides                                 4,430   $10,780       7.5       1,695   $15,403       6.5
Recreation and Fitness Workers                               4,160   $15,349      35.5       1,980   $23,575      37.5
Residential Advisors                                           900    $7,175      15.7         275   $16,483      13.1
Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other                   490   $15,781      23.6         230   $24,500      37.1

  SALES AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
  Workers                                                   62,895   $25,515      19.0      49,775   $27,942      19.8
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales
  Workers                                                   18,385   $35,875      27.5      15,160   $38,885      28.1
Cashiers                                                    45,770   $10,446       3.9      17,595   $15,757       3.4
Counter and Rental Clerks                                    2,220   $12,189       9.7       1,060   $20,547      11.1
Parts Salespersons                                           2,665   $23,299       4.6       2,160   $25,483       5.2
Retail Salespersons                                         65,420   $15,728      17.4      34,385   $25,046      19.0
Advertising Sales Agents                                     4,070   $30,356      44.7       2,920   $36,449      47.0
Insurance Sales Agents                                      11,180   $31,735      40.2       8,525   $36,039      41.6
Securities, Commodities, and Finanancial Services
  Sales Agents                                               5,475   $43,882      63.7       4,335   $50,241      64.1
Travel Agents                                                2,105   $22,099      19.8       1,445   $26,839      19.3
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other                  11,635   $32,475      36.8       8,685   $38,922      39.2
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing          29,565   $37,823      37.0      23,725   $41,579      38.4
Models, Demonstrators, and Product Promoters                 1,030    $6,538      13.9         255   $22,207      31.1
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents                        13,315   $30,099      32.9       8,510   $40,057      34.6
Sales Engineers                                                510   $62,183      70.0         450   $62,222      67.2
Telemarketers                                                4,315   $11,774      11.8       1,480   $19,230      10.1
Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors
  and Related Workers                                        3,450    $9,481      12.7         975   $21,314       7.7
Sales and Related Workers, All Other                         3,970   $27,056      38.7       2,255   $36,667      48.9

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and
Administrative Support Workers                              34,400   $27,404      21.2      27,030   $30,083      21.0
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service           1,750   $15,042       7.9         955   $20,048       6.6



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Telephone Operators                                          1,300   $23,576       8.8         815   $27,267       4.4
Communication Equipment Operators, All Other                   215   $26,371       3.3         155   $29,107       4.5
Bill and Account Collectors                                  4,885   $21,764      13.4       3,345   $24,199      13.9
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators             7,195   $20,834      11.7       5,065   $22,409      11.7
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks                36,915   $20,702      10.2      24,050   $23,696       9.2
Gaming Cage Workers                                            145   $17,073       5.6          85   $17,104       0.0
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks                               4,740   $24,079      11.6       3,525   $25,850      11.2
Procurement Clerks                                             880   $23,125      25.7         685   $27,881      27.6
Tellers                                                      9,100   $15,660       9.1       5,280   $18,216       7.5
Brokerage Clerks                                               145   $23,712      21.9          95   $25,208      18.6
Correspondence Clerks                                           70   $22,813      40.0          35   $33,646      31.4
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks                         1,745   $20,383      14.7       1,355   $22,172      14.5
Credit Authorizers, Checkers and Clerks                      1,345   $20,651      14.6         960   $23,483      15.6
Customer Service Representatives                            40,430   $21,473      18.3      27,035   $24,821      18.2
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs                1,420   $29,301      65.8       1,190   $30,488      66.7
File Clerks                                                  5,815   $16,024       9.2       3,060   $21,093       8.4
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks                         2,635   $12,071       9.6       1,215   $16,134       7.5
Interviewers Except Eligibility and Loan                     3,720   $13,631      17.4       1,505   $21,720      19.9
Library Assistants, Clerical                                 2,165   $11,292      34.3         725   $19,808      39.8
Loan Interviewers and Clerks                                 2,395   $24,402      20.2       1,875   $25,795      19.4
New Account Clerks                                             165   $18,480      26.4         115   $19,803      24.3
Order Clerks                                                 4,100   $18,285       6.0       2,475   $21,685       5.0
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and
  Timekeeping                                                1,225   $22,446      22.1         895   $26,344      22.1
Receptionists and Information Clerks                        19,960   $15,213      10.6      10,015   $19,655       8.6
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and
  Travel Clerks                                              2,985   $20,728      11.4       1,900   $24,679      11.6
Information and Record Clerks, All Other                     1,705   $19,053      15.0       1,025   $24,003      14.8
Cargo and Freight Agents                                       435   $25,472      10.4         255   $27,917      12.6
Couriers and Messengers                                      3,880   $21,771      14.8       2,535   $27,165      14.5
Dispatchers                                                  5,470   $23,824      10.1       4,360   $25,748      10.5
Meter Readers, Utilities                                     1,370   $23,432       5.3       1,160   $24,507       5.7
Postal Service Clerks                                        3,010   $38,718      14.6       2,335   $40,318      15.1
Postal Service Mail Carriers                                 7,080   $36,401      10.4       5,190   $39,689      10.9
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and
  Processing Machine Operators                               2,490   $36,711      14.7       1,905   $38,776      15.3
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks                  7,645   $28,526      21.9       6,010   $30,954      21.8
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks                     17,935   $21,235       4.6      12,920   $23,595       4.5
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers                              29,885   $17,398       4.4      18,175   $21,624       4.3
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers,
  Recordkeeping                                              2,330   $20,261       7.0       1,360   $24,738       6.2
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants                   73,865   $20,257      12.4      48,185   $23,301      11.4
Computer Operators                                           5,710   $25,656      14.9       4,295   $28,449      14.3
Data Entry Keyers                                           11,510   $18,274      10.4       6,790   $21,479       8.6
Word Processors and Typists                                  2,675   $17,453       9.5       1,390   $22,588       6.8
Desktop Publishers                                             210   $27,000      37.1         155   $29,688      37.6
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks                5,390   $21,832      15.9       3,995   $23,588      15.9



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except
  Postal Service                                             3,210   $15,591       7.2       1,700   $20,446       8.0
Office Clerks, General                                      25,220   $17,500      11.9      14,345   $21,972      10.7
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer                      995   $17,718      10.7         605   $20,991      12.9
Proofreaders and Copy Markers                                  370   $20,357      33.0         190   $24,817      30.3
Statistical Assistants                                         375   $23,218      11.4         230   $29,196      16.1
Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other        10,460   $22,705      26.0       7,300   $25,949      26.1

FARMING, FISHING, AND FORESTRY OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing
  and Forestry Workers                                         740   $22,111      10.0         520   $24,182       9.4
Agricultural Inspectors                                        210   $29,375      19.4         125   $37,500      21.0
Animal Breeders                                                 95   $13,547      11.8          65   $13,750       0.0
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products                     405   $16,739       2.7         215   $20,938       5.2
Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers                           8,560   $11,721       5.9       4,335   $15,954       4.4
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers                            215   $12,000       7.9         125   $16,833      11.1
Hunters and Trappers                                            10   $33,750       0.0           0         .        .
Forest and Conservation Workers                                295   $13,641       3.1         190   $16,384       1.1
Logging Workers                                              3,340   $18,598       1.7       1,685   $22,357       1.0

CONSTRUCTION AND EXTRACTION WORKERS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction
  Trades and Extraction Workers                             20,840   $34,084       8.5      16,235   $37,014       8.8
Boilermakers                                                   765   $32,294       0.0         410   $34,766       0.0
Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons                    7,790   $18,435       1.6       3,710   $24,150       1.7
Carpenters                                                  30,955   $20,572       4.4      18,125   $24,878       4.5
Carpet, Floor and Tile Installers and Finishers              4,605   $20,788       1.2       2,705   $25,616       1.4
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo
  Workers                                                    1,840   $18,221       2.1       1,015   $20,868       2.1
Contruction Laborers                                        24,190   $18,038       3.4      13,080   $22,526       3.3
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators             715   $23,750       0.3         345   $26,450       0.6
Pile-Driver Operators                                           10   $21,250       0.0          10   $21,250       0.0
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment
  Operators                                                  8,610   $24,201       0.7       5,505   $27,111       0.5
Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and
  Tapers                                                     4,750   $20,721       1.3       2,645   $24,574       1.4
Electricians                                                16,990   $31,162       3.2      12,795   $34,875       3.2
Glaziers                                                       790   $27,762       2.0         590   $30,000       2.7
Insulation Workers                                           1,030   $27,473       2.4         720   $29,397       3.5
Painters, Construction and Maintenance                      12,210   $18,166       4.2       6,200   $23,311       3.3
Paperhangers                                                   560   $20,647       2.3         295   $26,863       2.7
Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters         11,315   $26,120       2.7       7,825   $29,450       2.8
Plasterers and Stucco Masons                                   535   $20,469       3.2         245   $23,333       4.1
Reinforcing Iron Workers                                       120   $21,452       0.0          70   $21,734       0.0
Roofers                                                      5,140   $17,210       1.5       2,490   $22,313       2.0
Sheet Metal Workers                                          3,965   $24,461       0.9       2,775   $26,829       1.3
Structural Iron and Steel Workers                            1,805   $25,716       0.9       1,140   $30,404       1.4
Helpers, Construction Trades                                 1,415   $15,879       1.8         675   $20,740       1.8
Construction and Building Inspectors                         1,785   $28,849      15.4       1,400   $31,314      14.1
Elevator Installers and Repairers                              390   $41,016       2.3         325   $44,313       0.0



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Fence Erectors                                                 595   $20,991       5.0         330   $27,778       6.7
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers                            320   $26,895       6.6         220   $30,500       9.6
Highway Maintenance Workers                                  1,775   $19,338       1.4       1,280   $21,444       1.6
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment
  Operators                                                    195   $33,500       0.0         160   $35,224       0.0
Septic Tank Services and Sewer Pipe Cleaners                   200   $19,191       0.0         115   $24,621       0.0
Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers                 725   $22,292       0.8         425   $28,105       0.7
Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators,
  Oil, Gas, and Mining                                          35   $35,089       0.0          35   $35,089       0.0
Earth Drillers Except Oil and Gas                              555   $28,272       1.1         400   $30,474       0.0
Explosives Workers, Ordnance handling Experts, and
  Blasters                                                     320   $30,398       0.0         270   $30,682       0.0
Mining Machine Operators                                       670   $27,202       1.6         470   $28,902       2.4
Roof Bolters, Mining                                            30   $32,083       0.0          30   $32,083       0.0
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas                                         0         .        .            0         .        .
Helpers - Extraction Workers                                    10   $26,250       0.0          10   $26,250       0.0
Other Extraction Workers                                       265   $19,973       0.0         175   $25,417       0.0

INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics,
  Installers and Repairers                                   8,090   $38,070       9.3       7,145   $39,674       9.0
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine
  Repairers                                                  5,825   $29,438      17.8       4,460   $31,356      16.3
Radio and Telecommunications Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                              3,830   $37,258       6.4       3,210   $40,262       6.9
Avionics Technicians                                           205   $35,179       0.0         170   $36,295       0.0
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related  Repairers             895   $30,948       1.8         850   $31,313       1.8
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Transportation
  Equipment                                                     90   $21,042       0.0          70   $21,528       0.0
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Industrial and
  Utility                                                      275   $40,966       4.0         240   $43,125       4.6
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor
  Vehicles                                                     555   $56,250       9.0         500   $65,391      10.0
Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers
  and Repairers                                              1,230   $22,105       4.5         810   $25,789       4.6
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers                   1,015   $26,697       3.9         835   $27,276       4.8
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians                   2,470   $39,776       7.1       2,035   $42,031       8.1
Automotive Body and Related Repairers                        3,655   $26,556       1.6       2,720   $30,349       1.5
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers                      280   $28,095      12.2         230   $30,921      11.6
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics                22,910   $24,797       1.9      17,595   $27,507       1.9
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine
  Specialists                                                7,275   $28,820       2.2       5,860   $30,568       2.3
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service
  Technicians and Mechanics                                  3,650   $30,321       1.3       2,970   $31,969       1.0
Small Engine Mechanics                                       1,130   $20,408       1.0         730   $24,894       1.5
Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics,
  Installers, and Repairers                                  1,685   $20,974       1.7       1,200   $23,548       1.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers                     455   $28,452       4.2         375   $31,458       4.0
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  Mechanics and Installers                                   7,040   $27,370       2.0       5,690   $29,136       2.1
Home Appliance Repairers                                     1,385   $26,070       4.7       1,070   $29,286       5.9
Industrial and Refractory Machinery Mechanics               15,720   $34,921       2.2      13,525   $36,386       2.3
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General                     10,515   $27,950       4.6       8,280   $30,415       4.6
Maintenance Workers, Machinery                                 550   $32,292       7.8         445   $35,675       7.9
Millwrights                                                  1,800   $34,739       1.4       1,230   $36,259       2.1
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers               2,585   $40,146       1.7       2,165   $41,735       1.9
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers             3,580   $33,936       4.0       2,825   $37,224       3.9
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers                 1,465   $37,842      13.4       1,130   $41,806      10.3
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and
  Repairers                                                  1,450   $22,488       9.5         985   $26,178       7.2
Commercial Divers                                               25    $9,821       0.0          15   $22,857       0.0
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers                                  440   $22,163      12.7         355   $26,694      12.7
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers               945   $20,739       2.9         665   $22,616       4.1
Riggers                                                        100   $27,644       0.0          70   $28,269       0.0
Signal and Track Switch Repairers                              100   $45,400       7.0          95   $45,750       7.5
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers         200   $16,667       2.0         105   $28,125       0.0
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers          4,950   $25,134       6.4       3,720   $27,736       4.6

PRODUCTION OCCUPATIONS
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and
  Operating Workers                                         36,900   $33,795      10.6      31,565   $35,506      10.6
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems
  Assemblers                                                   290   $36,477       3.5         230   $40,046       0.9
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical
  Assemblers                                                 7,815   $20,051       1.9       5,440   $21,663       1.6
Engine and Other Machines Assemblers                         1,125   $26,269       0.4         925   $27,530       0.4
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters                       630   $26,840       3.7         530   $28,698       3.0
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators                    52,630   $21,475       2.2      35,940   $25,122       2.1
Bakers                                                       2,485   $16,566       3.7       1,560   $20,365       2.7
Butchers and Other Meat, Poultry, and Fish Processing
  Workers                                                    5,060   $19,804       2.2       3,670   $22,002       2.6
Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine
  Operators and Tenders                                        225   $19,453       7.9         145   $20,650       4.8
Food Batchmakers                                             1,960   $20,268       5.0       1,215   $26,331       4.6
Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders                     295   $18,021       0.0         185   $20,000       0.0
Computer Control Programmers and Operators                   1,335   $29,575       4.8       1,160   $30,672       5.5
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               645   $26,226       4.3         495   $29,417       4.3
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            495   $27,500       0.0         420   $27,936       0.0
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            445   $20,921       2.5         355   $23,633       3.1
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters,
  Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                   5,710   $22,792       1.3       4,165   $25,244       1.5



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               410   $23,869       0.0         340   $25,635       0.0
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine
  Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
   and Plastic                                               2,045   $22,548       1.3       1,400   $25,316       0.5
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               490   $27,058       5.9         355   $28,412       5.9
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                    90   $28,221       0.0          80   $28,365       0.0
Machinists                                                  10,410   $30,817       2.4       8,670   $32,135       2.1
Metal Furnace and Kiln Operators and Tenders                 1,770   $28,682       0.5       1,445   $28,908       0.6
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic              205   $38,839      16.1         170   $41,471      13.4
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                 3,400   $21,773       1.2       2,475   $24,434       1.2
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Metal and Plastic                                            385   $26,509       6.0         335   $27,172       6.9
Tool and Die Makers                                          3,465   $38,536       1.8       3,000   $40,078       1.8
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers                     18,075   $25,757       1.1      13,240   $27,198       1.0
Heat Treating Equipment Equipment Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders, Metal and Plastic                               330   $30,300       2.4         285   $31,050       2.8
Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic                             165   $33,375       0.6         140   $35,650       0.7
Plating and Coating Machine Setters, operators, and
  Tenders, Metal and Plastic                                   625   $25,662       0.0         500   $26,853       0.0
Tool Grinders, Filers and Sharpeners                           260   $31,898       2.3         185   $40,568       0.0
Metalworkers and Plastic Workers, All Others                20,525   $24,497       1.6      15,625   $26,422       1.4
Bookbinders and Bindery Workers                              1,720   $20,822       3.4       1,065   $22,190       3.5
Job Printers                                                 1,900   $22,008       5.9       1,360   $25,425       6.2
Prepress Technicians and Workers                             2,405   $21,591       8.4       1,705   $25,811       9.7
Printing Machine Operators                                   5,850   $27,198       2.9       4,600   $29,566       3.0
Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers                             4,665   $12,848       3.2       2,325   $16,384       3.0
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials            2,800   $14,019       1.5       1,395   $20,833       2.0
Sewing Machine Operators                                    21,440   $14,793       1.3      13,145   $17,644       1.0
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers                         355   $12,163       3.4         230   $16,458       2.2
Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders                             570   $13,463       1.8         355   $15,156       2.8
Tailors, Dressmakers, and Sewers                             2,405   $15,240       9.4       1,295   $19,683      11.7
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and
  Tenders                                                      285   $24,141       0.0         245   $24,323       0.0
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders                                                      545   $16,352       0.0         335   $21,893       0.0
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters,
  Operators, and Tenders                                       960   $17,390       0.7         605   $20,038       0.0
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                            1,980   $20,888       1.7       1,390   $22,124       1.1
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and
  Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers                           65    $6,719       0.0          20   $22,500       0.0
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers                                45   $24,554      40.4          40   $30,417      48.7
Upholsterers                                                 2,860   $21,029       1.0       2,030   $22,548       1.1
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other         1,820   $18,032       2.5       1,215   $21,192       2.4



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters                           2,415   $21,940       4.5       1,765   $24,233       4.0
Furniture Finishers                                            670   $15,545       6.4         385   $17,475       6.2
Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood                            10   $23,214       0.0          10   $23,214       0.0
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood         2,705   $18,517       2.0       1,715   $21,369       2.1
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders,
  Except Sawing                                              1,515   $16,688       0.9         995   $19,120       1.3
Woodworkers, All Other                                       1,075   $17,925       6.5         690   $22,079       6.1
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers         1,105   $53,375      15.5         960   $56,930      16.1
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators                    2,120   $36,109      11.3       1,780   $37,500      11.7
Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System
  Workers                                                    1,455   $28,457       7.3       1,200   $30,120       7.4
Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators                       875   $36,865       4.7         745   $39,006       5.5
Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators,
  and Tenders                                                2,440   $39,052       7.2       2,075   $39,779       7.3
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending
  Workers                                                    3,360   $24,474       0.7       2,435   $26,590       0.9
Cutting Workers                                              3,595   $21,487       1.7       2,490   $24,541       2.2
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine
  Setters, Operators, and Tenders                            1,810   $23,620       2.7       1,430   $25,513       2.4
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and
  Tenders                                                      710   $26,757       2.0         570   $29,594       2.5
Inspectors, Testers, Sorter, Samplers, and Weighers         26,105   $22,123       6.6      18,785   $25,227       6.9
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers                  585   $19,232      11.2         300   $22,344       8.3
Medical, Dental and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians        2,065   $20,758       7.4       1,470   $23,630       6.9
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders          8,180   $17,302       2.6       5,025   $21,185       3.4
Painting Workers                                             4,605   $24,016       3.4       3,410   $27,060       2.7
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine
  Workers                                                    2,255   $15,000      10.6       1,340   $20,087      12.7
Semiconductor Processors                                        20   $31,250       0.0          15   $22,500       0.0
Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders             695   $20,324       1.6         550   $20,872       2.0
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment
  Operators and Tenders                                        535   $20,083       3.4         345   $24,886       2.0
Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders            85   $29,250       0.0          60   $36,125       0.0
Etchers and Engravers                                          260   $18,393       1.9         170   $27,917       0.0
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, except Metal and
  Plastic                                                      835   $18,738      15.2         530   $22,888      11.0
Paper Goods Machines Setters, Operators, and Tenders         1,220   $21,613       2.1         830   $27,203       1.9
Tire Builders                                                1,930   $43,225       5.6       1,535   $45,927       6.6
Helpers-Production Workers                                   1,255   $19,263       3.9         785   $24,022       1.7
Production Workers, All Other                               47,050   $21,724       3.1      32,980   $25,013       2.9

TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIAL MOVING OCCUPATIONS
Supervisors, Transportation and Material Moving
  Workers                                                    5,725   $29,678      14.4       4,360   $32,450      14.2
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers                         3,910   $76,700      74.8       2,630   $72,480      72.4
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations
  Specialists                                                  980   $72,229      40.9         860   $75,231      42.7



TABLE 2.  EARNINGS BY DETAILED OCCUPATION: 1999                                                                                             
          (Data for Civilian Noninstitutional Workers From the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks
          or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time workers.)

          TENNESSEE; BOTH SEXES

                                                                               Percent  Year-round             Percent
                                                            Worked    Median   College   Full-time    Median   College
                                                           in 1999  Earnings Graduates     Workers  Earnings Graduates
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency
  Medical Technicians                                           50   $42,083       0.0          45   $48,056       0.0
Bus Drivers                                                  7,995   $12,544       3.5       2,315   $22,369       4.0
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers                      84,110   $27,245       3.2      60,030   $30,872       3.2
Taxi Drivers and Chauffers                                   2,525   $14,798       8.7       1,280   $20,614       5.6
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other                             365   $11,042       7.2         135   $22,462       0.0
Locomotive Engineers and Operators                           1,235   $55,646       8.6       1,125   $56,452       9.4
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators                   250   $43,977       0.0         215   $42,969       0.0
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters                          1,180   $41,489       7.5         925   $48,417       7.7
Subway, Streetcar, and Other Rail Transportation
  Workers                                                      220   $31,694       0.0         140   $33,676       0.0
Sailors and Marine Oilers                                      415   $24,233       2.9         260   $25,884       2.7
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators                           495   $45,078       8.1         275   $45,972       5.1
Ship Engineers                                                  40   $55,625       0.0          25   $56,125       0.0
Bridge and Lock Tenders                                         85   $37,188       5.9          70   $40,125       7.2
Parking Lot Attendants                                         590   $14,816       3.1         345   $20,640       0.0
Service Station Attendants                                   2,075   $15,371       4.7       1,200   $20,132       4.8
Transportation Inspectors                                      910   $35,599      13.2         705   $37,359      12.5
Other Transportation Workers                                   425   $27,949      12.4         295   $31,006      15.3
Conveyor Operators and Tenders                                 190   $30,000       0.0         150   $31,083       0.0
Crane and Tower Operators                                    1,745   $31,733       4.3       1,325   $32,639       4.0
Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators            2,140   $22,637       1.0       1,400   $26,799       1.1
Hoist and Winch Operators                                      145   $24,095       0.0          95   $32,688       0.0
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators                      20,050   $22,361       1.6      14,410   $25,193       1.5
Cleaners of  Vehicles and Equipment                          6,400   $15,966       2.0       3,320   $21,590       2.3
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Materials Movers,
  Hand                                                      48,220   $18,071       3.1      28,770   $22,567       2.7
Machine Feeders and Offbearers                               1,965   $19,555       1.8       1,330   $21,939       1.6
Packers and Packagers, Hand                                 11,235   $14,423       2.3       5,660   $19,626       2.3
Pumping Station Operators                                      160   $31,518      13.8         115   $41,094      18.8
Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collectors                   2,155   $18,215       3.1       1,335   $22,849       3.1
Shuttle Car Operators                                           85   $21,250       0.0          25   $26,797       0.0
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders                              155   $23,929       3.2         125   $31,141       3.9
Material Moving Workers, All Other                           1,650   $20,442       3.2       1,035   $24,760       5.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010