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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 $19.22. Hourly wages typically start from $11.84 and go up to $29.20.

Average Machinist Yearly Salary in the United States

Machinists earn a median salary of $39,980 per year. Salaries typically start from $24,620 and go up to $60,740.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Machinist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Machinist Earnings

The highest earning Machinists in the United States earn:

$29.20
an hour
$60,740
per year
Senior Machinist Earnings

Senior Machinists in the United States earn:

$24.01
an hour
$49,950
per year
Experienced Machinist Earnings

Experienced Machinists in the United States earn:

$19.22
an hour
$39,980
per year
Junior Machinist Earnings

Junior Machinists in the United States earn:

$15.10
an hour
$31,410
per year
Starting Machinist Earnings

Starting Machinists in the United States earn:

$11.84
an hour
$24,620
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Machinist salary comparison

Machinists earn less than 53% percent of Trades careers. Machinist salaries are in the bottom 63% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Machinists in the United States

Machinist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Machinist Salary in District of Columbia $28.10 $58,450 # 1
Machinist Salary in Hawaii $29.90 $62,180 # 2
Machinist Salary in Alaska $26.40 $54,910 # 3
Machinist Salary in Delaware $26.25 $54,600 # 4
Machinist Salary in New Mexico $22.44 $46,680 # 5
Machinist Salary in New Jersey $22.74 $47,300 # 6
Machinist Salary in Massachusetts $22.68 $47,170 # 7
Machinist Salary in Washington $21.64 $45,000 # 8
Machinist Salary in Wyoming $23.11 $48,070 # 9
Machinist Salary in Maryland $22.76 $47,340 # 10
Machinist Salary in Oregon $22.32 $46,430 # 11
Machinist Salary in Utah $21.68 $45,080 # 12
Machinist Salary in Minnesota $21.55 $44,830 # 13
Machinist Salary in Louisiana $20.99 $43,660 # 14
Machinist Salary in Connecticut $21.49 $44,690 # 15
Machinist Salary in Colorado $21.03 $43,740 # 16
Machinist Salary in New York $19.93 $41,450 # 17
Machinist Salary in Kentucky $20.66 $42,960 # 18
Machinist Salary in New Hampshire $19.65 $40,870 # 19
Machinist Salary in Maine $20.63 $42,910 # 20
Machinist Salary in Virginia $20.67 $43,000 # 21
Machinist Salary in Rhode Island $20.15 $41,920 # 22
Machinist Salary in California $18.77 $39,040 # 23
Machinist Salary in Arizona $19.72 $41,020 # 24
Machinist Salary in North Dakota $20.15 $41,900 # 25
Machinist Salary in Texas $18.99 $39,490 # 26
Machinist Salary in Ohio $18.58 $38,650 # 27
Machinist Salary in Kansas $18.21 $37,870 # 28
Machinist Salary in Pennsylvania $19.36 $40,270 # 29
Machinist Salary in Tennessee $18.62 $38,730 # 30
Machinist Salary in Vermont $19.27 $40,070 # 31
Machinist Salary in Mississippi $19.49 $40,540 # 32
Machinist Salary in Missouri $18.14 $37,730 # 33
Machinist Salary in Idaho $18.68 $38,850 # 34
Machinist Salary in Michigan $18.39 $38,250 # 35
Machinist Salary in Wisconsin $19.08 $39,680 # 36
Machinist Salary in Indiana $18.95 $39,410 # 37
Machinist Salary in Illinois $18.04 $37,510 # 38
Machinist Salary in Alabama $18.94 $39,400 # 39
Machinist Salary in Nevada $17.46 $36,320 # 40
Machinist Salary in West Virginia $18.73 $38,960 # 41
Machinist Salary in Georgia $17.48 $36,350 # 42
Machinist Salary in Nebraska $18.33 $38,130 # 43
Machinist Salary in South Carolina $17.61 $36,620 # 44
Machinist Salary in Iowa $17.68 $36,770 # 45
Machinist Salary in North Carolina $18.14 $37,740 # 46
Machinist Salary in Arkansas $18.00 $37,440 # 47
Machinist Salary in Florida $17.97 $37,370 # 48
Machinist Salary in Oklahoma $17.49 $36,380 # 49
Machinist Salary in South Dakota $17.29 $35,970 # 50
Machinist Salary in Montana $16.49 $34,290 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Machinist

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good machinist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Machinist.

  3. Get Hired

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