Eastern Massachusetts: Average annual pay in private manufacturing

County2017*
Middlesex county$114,658
Essex county$92,693
Norfolk county$84,048
Suffolk countyN/A
Bristol county$71,418
Plymouth county$61,167
Barnstable county$61,083
Nantucket countyN/A
Dukes countyN/A
Eastern Massachusetts average$80,845
Massachusetts statewide average$88,107

*Preliminary data

Note: Reported by establishment; Includes all employees from entry level to management

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Yearly Average Manufacturing Employment in Massachusetts

 2017*
Worcester County35,317
Western38,386
Eastern170,886
Total244,589

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Notes: not seasonally adjusted; data not reported for Suffolk County; Employment figures were 8,818 and 8,756 for 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Boston Metro Area Alternatives to Manufacturing Production Occupations Wage Statistics Comparison, 2017

OccupationEmploymentHourly MeanAnnual Mean
Bartenders8,550$15.93$33,130
Pharmacy technicians4,010$17.68$36,770
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers8,580$19.92$41,430
Medical assistants6,440$19.56$40,680
Butchers and Meat Cutters960$18.90$39,310
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics3,100$17.78$36,990
Construction laborers9,300$26.61$55,350
Heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers10,060$26.13$54,340
Correctional officers and jailers3,690$33.71$70,110
Sales representatives in a non-technical field12,770$37.40$77,800

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston Metro Area Engineering Occupations Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison, 2017

OccupationEmploymentHourly MeanAnnual Mean
Biomedical engineers1,840$43.58$90,650
Chemical engineers640$51.06$106,200
Civil engineers4,750$44.94$93,470
Computer hardware engineers1,450$54.66$113,690
Electrical engineers4,620$55.85$116,180
Electronics engineers, except computer2,290$52.53$109,260
Environmental engineers1,740$43.13$89,700
Industrial engineers5,160$50.95$105,970
Materials engineers320$46.68$97,090
Mechanical engineers5,120$45.41$94,450

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boston Metro Area Production Occupations Career Track Employment and Wage Statistics Comparison, 2017

OccupationEmploymentHourly MeanAnnual Mean
Team assemblers and fabricators7,630$16.17$33,630
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers3,810$23.35$48,570
Machinists2,560$25.82$53,710
Industrial machinery mechanics1,460$27.81$57,850
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers120$29.98$62,350
Buyers and purchasing agents4,800$36.46$75,830
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers3,950$33.66$70,010
Technical education teachers secondary school670$75,360
Power plant operators310$37.95$78,940
Industrial production managers2,640$62.95$130,940

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics