How much does a Machinist make in California?

Average Machinist Yearly Salary in California

Machinists earn an average yearly salary of $44,870. Salaries typically start from $24,720 and go up to $68,820.

Average Machinist Hourly Wage in California

Machinists earn an average hourly wage of $21.57. Hourly wages typically start from $11.88 and go up to $33.09.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

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

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Employment Type Mix

86%
Full-Time
14%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Machinist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
350
RATINGS
Machinists average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Machinists in the 59th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Machinist satisfaction

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Machinist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Machinist Earnings

The highest earning Machinists in California earn:

$33.09
an hour
$68,820
per year
Senior Machinist Earnings

Senior Machinists in California earn:

$26.76
an hour
$55,660
per year
Experienced Machinist Earnings

Experienced Machinists in California earn:

$20.32
an hour
$42,270
per year
Junior Machinist Earnings

Junior Machinists in California earn:

$15.23
an hour
$31,670
per year
Starting Machinist Earnings

Starting Machinists in California earn:

$11.88
an hour
$24,720
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Machinist Salary Comparison

Machinists earn more than 42% percent of similar careers in California.

Logging Worker Salary $54k
Tool and Die Maker Salary $52k
Pump Operator Salary $51k
Quality Control Inspector Salary $50k
Chemical Technician Salary $47k
Machinist Salary $44k
Machine Assembler Salary $44k
Welder Salary $42k
Gem Worker Salary $37k
Precious Metal Worker Salary $37k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)