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Industrial Machinery Mechanics Salary Information

The salary statistics of industrial machinery mechanics are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of industrial machinery mechanics within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The industrial machinery mechanics annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Machinery Mechanics Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,030
25th Percentile Wage
$40,770
50th Percentile Wage
$51,360
75th Percentile Wage
$62,940
90th Percentile Wage
$77,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for industrial machinery mechanics. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) industrial machinery mechanics is $77,540. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,030. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 134% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of industrial machinery mechanics from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,360
2.57% 8.64%
2016
$50,040
0.70% -
2015
$49,690
2.13% -
2014
$48,630
1.48% -
2013
$47,910
2.07% -
2012
$46,920
- -

Table 2. Industrial Machinery Mechanics Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of industrial machinery mechanics in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for industrial machinery mechanics occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $70,700. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $43,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,700
Information
$62,560
Transportation and Warehousing
$57,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,750
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,490
Mining
$55,650
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,360
Manufacturing
$51,800
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$50,080
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,930
Educational Services
$49,500
Wholesale Trade
$48,860
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$48,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,550
Construction
$45,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,700
Retail Trade
$44,080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$43,690
Accommodation and Food Services
$43,370

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Industrial Machinery Mechanics by States

From the above tables we note that not only industrial machinery mechanics salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of industrial machinery mechanics in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,730 to $71,220. The highest paying state for industrial machinery mechanics is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $71,220. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $29,730. For more salary information of industrial machinery mechanics profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
North Dakota
$71,220
District of Columbia
$68,570
Wyoming
$64,200
Alaska
$63,100
Nevada
$62,910
Hawaii
$62,070
Colorado
$57,790
Connecticut
$57,550
Delaware
$56,360
Washington
$56,280
California
$56,270
New Jersey
$55,910
Utah
$55,860
Massachusetts
$54,610
Illinois
$54,490
Maine
$54,290
New York
$53,750
Minnesota
$53,630
Oregon
$53,580
New Mexico
$53,240
Montana
$53,170
Missouri
$52,860
Maryland
$52,710
Texas
$52,640
Idaho
$52,540
New Hampshire
$52,410
Kansas
$52,020
Rhode Island
$51,990
Louisiana
$51,650
Iowa
$50,870
South Carolina
$50,590
Kentucky
$50,510
Oklahoma
$50,510
Virginia
$50,230
Ohio
$50,210
Michigan
$50,110
Vermont
$49,850
Wisconsin
$49,840
Guam
$49,720
West Virginia
$49,700
Pennsylvania
$49,620
Indiana
$49,440
Arizona
$49,280
Nebraska
$49,190
Alabama
$49,110
North Carolina
$48,190
Florida
$47,360
Tennessee
$46,990
Georgia
$46,630
Arkansas
$45,270
Virgin Islands
$44,590
South Dakota
$44,460
Mississippi
$44,000
Puerto Rico
$29,730



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