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Advance Buffalo - Occupations

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The table below lists the occupations currently available in the Advance Buffalo program. It also lists the average salaries earned in the Western New York region for each occupation. The salary you earn will depend upon your level of skill and experience.

Advance Buffalo Occupations & Average Yearly Wages in Western New York Region



Average Yearly Wages*

CNC Machinists
(Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic)
Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces $36,630
Electricians Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems $50,980
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
(Industrial Machinery Mechanics)
Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery, or refinery and pipeline distribution systems $47,710
Quality Assurance Inspectors
(Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers)
Inspect, test, sort, sample, or weigh nonagricultural raw materials, or processed, machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications. May use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment $35,000
(Maintenance Workers, Machinery)
Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance $42,800
(Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters)
Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components, or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products $37,380

* In Western New York Region

Source: Average yearly wages are from the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey.

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