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How much does a Machinist make in the United States?

Average Machinist Hourly Wage in the United States

Machinists earn a median hourly wage of $20.05. Hourly wages typically start from $12.45 and go up to $30.09.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Machinist Yearly Salary in the United States

Machinists earn a median salary of $41,700 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,900 and go up to $62,590.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

88%
Full-Time
12%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
282
RATINGS
Machinists average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Machinists in the 63th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Machinist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Machinist Earnings

The highest earning Machinists in the United States earn:

$30.09
an hour
$62,590
per year
Senior Machinist Earnings

Senior Machinists in the United States earn:

$25.09
an hour
$52,190
per year
Experienced Machinist Earnings

Experienced Machinists in the United States earn:

$20.05
an hour
$41,700
per year
Junior Machinist Earnings

Junior Machinists in the United States earn:

$15.72
an hour
$32,710
per year
Starting Machinist Earnings

Starting Machinists in the United States earn:

$12.45
an hour
$25,900
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Machinist salary comparison

Machinists earn less than 54% percent of Trades careers. Machinist salaries are in the bottom 61% of all careers in the United States.

Elevator Mechanic Salary $80k
Avionics Technician Salary $60k
Radio Mechanic Salary $52k
Wellhead Pumper Salary $49k
Pump Operator Salary $43k
Machinist Salary $41k
Cement Mason Salary $39k
Log Grader Salary $37k
Cabinetmaker Salary $33k
Sewing Machine Operator Salary $23k
Source:

Historical salary for Machinists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Machinist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Machinist Salary in District of Columbia $28.94 $60,190 # 1
Machinist Salary in Alaska $30.91 $64,300 # 2
Machinist Salary in Hawaii $28.62 $59,520 # 3
Machinist Salary in Delaware $25.97 $54,020 # 4
Machinist Salary in Washington $23.31 $48,490 # 5
Machinist Salary in Maryland $23.79 $49,490 # 6
Machinist Salary in Louisiana $22.94 $47,710 # 7
Machinist Salary in New Jersey $23.13 $48,110 # 8
Machinist Salary in Connecticut $23.51 $48,900 # 9
Machinist Salary in Massachusetts $22.87 $47,560 # 10
Machinist Salary in Wyoming $23.45 $48,770 # 11
Machinist Salary in Oregon $22.88 $47,590 # 12
Machinist Salary in New Mexico $21.98 $45,710 # 13
Machinist Salary in Minnesota $22.53 $46,870 # 14
Machinist Salary in Utah $22.57 $46,950 # 15
Machinist Salary in New Hampshire $21.79 $45,330 # 16
Machinist Salary in Maine $22.08 $45,930 # 17
Machinist Salary in Colorado $21.55 $44,820 # 18
Machinist Salary in Virginia $21.79 $45,310 # 19
Machinist Salary in California $20.32 $42,270 # 20
Machinist Salary in North Dakota $21.52 $44,770 # 21
Machinist Salary in New York $21.01 $43,690 # 22
Machinist Salary in Vermont $21.18 $44,060 # 23
Machinist Salary in Texas $20.30 $42,220 # 24
Machinist Salary in Montana $21.26 $44,210 # 25
Machinist Salary in Rhode Island $20.63 $42,910 # 26
Machinist Salary in Arizona $20.25 $42,110 # 27
Machinist Salary in Georgia $19.03 $39,590 # 28
Machinist Salary in Idaho $19.78 $41,140 # 29
Machinist Salary in Oklahoma $20.07 $41,740 # 30
Machinist Salary in Tennessee $19.09 $39,700 # 31
Machinist Salary in Missouri $19.67 $40,910 # 32
Machinist Salary in Ohio $19.82 $41,230 # 33
Machinist Salary in Alabama $20.18 $41,970 # 34
Machinist Salary in Kansas $18.87 $39,240 # 35
Machinist Salary in Pennsylvania $19.82 $41,220 # 36
Machinist Salary in Nevada $18.94 $39,400 # 37
Machinist Salary in Kentucky $19.70 $40,970 # 38
Machinist Salary in Wisconsin $20.04 $41,670 # 39
Machinist Salary in Mississippi $19.77 $41,130 # 40
Machinist Salary in Michigan $19.19 $39,920 # 41
Machinist Salary in South Carolina $18.23 $37,930 # 42
Machinist Salary in Indiana $18.83 $39,170 # 43
Machinist Salary in Nebraska $18.92 $39,350 # 44
Machinist Salary in North Carolina $18.94 $39,390 # 45
Machinist Salary in Florida $18.61 $38,700 # 46
Machinist Salary in Arkansas $18.41 $38,300 # 47
Machinist Salary in Illinois $17.55 $36,500 # 48
Machinist Salary in Iowa $18.25 $37,960 # 49
Machinist Salary in West Virginia $18.31 $38,090 # 50
Machinist Salary in South Dakota $17.49 $36,390 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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