What They Pay: Explore Salaries

By Arkansas Next on Thursday, September 15, 2022

See the median pay for many of the state’s technical professions and the qualifications needed for each.

OCCUPATION AVG HOURLY RATE
DIPLOMA/DEGREE
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders $17.97 Certificate
Aircraft Mechanics/Service Technicians $26.97 Certificate to Associate
Architectural and Civil Drafters $23.71 Certificate to Bachelor’s
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians $18.37 HS Diploma to Bachelor’s
Automotive Body and Related Repairers $22.00 Certificate
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $19.08 Certificate
Avionics Technicians $28.82 Certificate
Cargo and Freight Agents $21.72 HS Diploma
Carpenters $18.33 HS Diploma
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers $18.02 HS Diploma
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $22.44 HS Diploma to Associate
Chemical Technicians $43.34 Associate
Civil Engineering Technicians $23.30 Certificate to Associate
Computer Network Support (CNC) Specialists $23.44 Associate to Bachelor’s
Computer User Support Specialists $18.38 HS Diploma to Bachelor’s
Construction and Building Inspectors $22.84 Certificate to Bachelor’s
Construction Managers $36.24 Associate to Bachelor’s
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers $35.99 Certificate
Crane and Tower Operators $23.96 Certificate
Diesel Engine Specialists $21.02 HS Diploma
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas $24.03 HS Diploma
Electrical Power-Line Installers/Repairers (Lineman) $30.18 Certificate
Electricians $22.20 Certificate
Electro-mechanical & Mechatronics Technicians $29.02 HS Diploma to Associate
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts $17.91 Certificate
Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanics (HVACR) $18.48 Certificate to Associate
Heavy Equipment Mechanics $23.20 Certificate
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $23.27 Certificate
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $17.48 HS Diploma
Log Graders and Scalers $17.96 HS Diploma
Machinists $21.14 Certificate
Maintenance Workers, Machinery $22.32 HS Diploma
Mechanical Drafters $22.66 Associate to Bachelor’s
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics $23.20 Certificate
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators $17.84 HS Diploma to Certificate
Painters, Construction and Maintenance $17.78 HS Diploma
Plant and System Operators $23.79 Certificate to Bachelor’s
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters $21.95 Certificate
Power Plant Operators $36.57 HS Diploma to Certificate
Radio, Cellular and Tower Equipment Installers $22.38 HS Diploma to Associate
Riggers $17.58 HS Diploma
Robotics Technicians (Automation Technicians) $28.75 Certificate to Associate
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders $18.16 Certificate
Service Unit Operators in Oil, Gas and Mining $29.52 HS Diploma
Structural Iron and Steel Workers $22.62 HS Diploma
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers $25.27 HS Diploma to Associate
Surveying and Mapping Technicians $21.48 Associate to Bachelor’s
Tank Car, Truck and Ship Loaders $18.46 HS Diploma to Certificate
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers $23.41 Certificate
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers $21.29 Certificate
Tool & Die Makers $22.54 Certificate to Associate
Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers $18.16 Certificate