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Machinists Salary Information

The salary statistics of machinists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of machinists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The machinists 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. Machinists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,900
25th Percentile Wage
$32,710
50th Percentile Wage
$41,700
75th Percentile Wage
$52,190
90th Percentile Wage
$62,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for machinists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) machinists is $62,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $41,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,900. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 141% 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 machinists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201641,7002.76%5.28%
201540,5501.41%-
201439,9801.03%-
201339,5700.18%-
201239,500--

Table 2. Machinists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of machinists in 17 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 machinists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $68,890. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $34,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$68,890
Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,010
Educational Services
$55,600
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,540
Health Care and Social Assistance
$52,590
Information
$50,440
Mining
$48,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,060
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,420
Construction
$45,020
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,510
Manufacturing
$41,560
Wholesale Trade
$39,140
Retail Trade
$36,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,180

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Machinists by States

From the above tables we note that not only machinists 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 machinists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,770 to $64,300. The highest paying state for machinists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $64,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $23,770. For more salary information of machinists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$64,300
District of Columbia
$60,190
Hawaii
$59,520
Delaware
$54,020
Maryland
$49,490
Connecticut
$48,900
Wyoming
$48,770
Washington
$48,490
New Jersey
$48,110
Louisiana
$47,710
Oregon
$47,590
Massachusetts
$47,560
Utah
$46,950
Minnesota
$46,870
Maine
$45,930
New Mexico
$45,710
New Hampshire
$45,330
Virginia
$45,310
Colorado
$44,820
North Dakota
$44,770
Montana
$44,210
Vermont
$44,060
New York
$43,690
Rhode Island
$42,910
California
$42,270
Texas
$42,220
Arizona
$42,110
Alabama
$41,970
Oklahoma
$41,740
Wisconsin
$41,670
Ohio
$41,230
Pennsylvania
$41,220
Idaho
$41,140
Mississippi
$41,130
Kentucky
$40,970
Missouri
$40,910
Michigan
$39,920
Tennessee
$39,700
Georgia
$39,590
Nevada
$39,400
North Carolina
$39,390
Nebraska
$39,350
Kansas
$39,240
Indiana
$39,170
Florida
$38,700
Arkansas
$38,300
West Virginia
$38,090
Iowa
$37,960
South Carolina
$37,930
Illinois
$36,500
South Dakota
$36,390
Guam
$34,870
Puerto Rico
$23,770



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