Information About Machinists

Training Requirements for Machinists

Machinists need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Machinists
Training for Machinists
Percent
Less than High School 10.7
High School 45.3
Some College 27.9
Associates Degree 11.9
Bachelors Degree 3.8
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment outlook for Machinists

Represents about 399,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 39,000 more machinists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 154,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, machinists make $20.78 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Machinists $12.45 $15.72 $20.05 $25.09 $30.09
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, machinists make $43,220 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Machinists $25,900 $32,710 $41,700 $52,190 $62,590
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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