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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Industrial Machinery Mechanics Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,290
25th Percentile Wage
$39,730
50th Percentile Wage
$50,040
75th Percentile Wage
$61,800
90th Percentile Wage
$76,110

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 $76,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,290. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of industrial machinery mechanics from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,0400.70%6.24%
201549,6902.13%-
201448,6301.48%-
201347,9102.07%-
201246,920--

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 $69,100. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $41,380).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$69,100
Information
$57,860
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$55,360
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,120
Mining
$54,590
Manufacturing
$50,390
Educational Services
$49,780
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$48,380
Wholesale Trade
$48,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,780
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,890
Construction
$44,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,210
Retail Trade
$42,750
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,840
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$41,380

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 $29,770 to $64,180. The highest paying state for industrial machinery mechanics is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $64,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $29,770. For more salary information of industrial machinery mechanics profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$64,180
Nevada
$61,580
Alaska
$61,510
Wyoming
$60,420
North Dakota
$59,240
Hawaii
$58,660
Colorado
$56,360
Washington
$55,950
Delaware
$55,880
California
$55,310
New Jersey
$55,040
Connecticut
$54,170
Massachusetts
$54,100
Utah
$53,670
New Hampshire
$53,620
Montana
$53,600
Oregon
$53,440
Minnesota
$53,180
Maine
$52,810
Illinois
$52,680
New York
$52,190
Maryland
$51,990
Kansas
$51,180
Idaho
$51,120
Rhode Island
$50,940
Michigan
$50,870
Missouri
$50,810
Louisiana
$50,280
New Mexico
$50,200
Texas
$49,810
South Carolina
$49,290
Arizona
$49,280
Oklahoma
$49,220
Alabama
$49,200
Wisconsin
$49,030
Vermont
$48,730
Virginia
$48,680
Iowa
$48,520
Pennsylvania
$48,480
Ohio
$48,270
Kentucky
$48,250
Indiana
$47,910
North Carolina
$47,620
Florida
$47,400
Tennessee
$46,460
Nebraska
$46,030
Guam
$45,670
Arkansas
$45,240
Georgia
$44,900
West Virginia
$44,500
South Dakota
$43,890
Mississippi
$43,690
Puerto Rico
$29,770


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