Information About Machinists

Is this your career?

Can we ask you about machinists? Take a brief interview...







Training

Machinists need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Machinists
Training for Machinists
Percent
Less than High School 11.1
High School 49.2
Some College 26.7
Associates Degree 9.2
Bachelors Degree 3.2
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 421,000 people in the United States- 2.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 19,000 less machinists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 55,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, machinists make $19.48 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Machinists $11.70 $14.90 $18.80 $23.10 $28.40
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, machinists make $40,520 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Machinists $24,390 $31,180 $39,220 $48,190 $59,260
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

514041