Workforce

Virginia is a right-to-work state with the third lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Wages in Martinsville-Henry County MSA are extremely competitive. Workers' compensation and unemployment insurance are among the lowest in the nation. The unemployment tax burden is 32% lower than the national average, and right-to-work laws allow individuals to work regardless of membership in a labor union.

Wages for Aviation-Aerospace Supplier Occupations

   

Wages

SOC

Occupation Entry Median Experienced

17-2011

Aerospace Engineers $19.55 $28.59 $37.92

49-3011

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $10.62 $16.66 $20.94

51-2011

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers $8.26 $12.22 $15.89

51-2099

Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other $8.24 $9.71 $11.67

51-4011

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic $13.47 $18.36 $21.36

51-4033

Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Tool Operators $12.06 $13.47 $15.49

51-1011

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers  $14.85 $21.36 $26.75

11-1021

General and Operations Managers $13.47 $24.21 $38.35

51-9198

Helpers--Production Workers  $8.08 $8.68 $9.39

17-2112

Industrial Engineers  $25.34 $34.93 $39.42

51-9061

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers $8.03 $9.71 $13.32

53-7062 

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $8.26 $10.75 $12.52

51-4041

Machinists $10.73 $13.69 $16.23

49-9071

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General  $9.18 $13.69 $17.42

17-2141

Mechanical Engineers $11.68 $24.38 $36.00

47-2211

Sheet Metal Workers $13.29 $8.77 $23.40

43-5071

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $8.14 $10.09  $12.14 

51-2041

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters $12.44 $17.15 $20.36

51-2092

Team Assemblers $8.91 $13.10 $15.97

51-4121

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers $8.26 $12.22 $15.89

Source:  O-NET Wage Data May 2011 for Martinsville Micropolitan Area. State data utilized if local data confidential.