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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 $19.49. Hourly wages typically start from $12.13 and go up to $29.47.

Average Machinist Yearly Salary in the United States

Machinists earn a median salary of $40,550 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,230 and go up to $61,290.

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Machinist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Machinist Earnings

The highest earning Machinists in the United States earn:

$29.47
an hour
$61,290
per year
Senior Machinist Earnings

Senior Machinists in the United States earn:

$24.40
an hour
$50,750
per year
Experienced Machinist Earnings

Experienced Machinists in the United States earn:

$19.49
an hour
$40,550
per year
Junior Machinist Earnings

Junior Machinists in the United States earn:

$15.38
an hour
$31,990
per year
Starting Machinist Earnings

Starting Machinists in the United States earn:

$12.13
an hour
$25,230
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 65% of all careers in the United States.

Elevator Mechanic Salary $80k
Marine Electrician Salary $58k
Electrician Salary $51k
Industrial Machinery Mechanic Salary $49k
Carpenter Salary $42k
Machinist Salary $40k
Automotive Service Technician Salary $37k
Faller Salary $36k
Fork Lift Operator Salary $32k
Sewing Machine Operator Salary $22k

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 $28.29 $58,850 # 1
Machinist Salary in Hawaii $28.62 $59,540 # 2
Machinist Salary in Delaware $25.69 $53,440 # 3
Machinist Salary in Alaska $23.12 $48,080 # 4
Machinist Salary in New Mexico $22.69 $47,200 # 5
Machinist Salary in New Jersey $23.16 $48,170 # 6
Machinist Salary in Massachusetts $22.94 $47,710 # 7
Machinist Salary in Washington $22.39 $46,570 # 8
Machinist Salary in Wyoming $23.32 $48,500 # 9
Machinist Salary in Oregon $22.39 $46,580 # 10
Machinist Salary in Maryland $22.51 $46,820 # 11
Machinist Salary in Louisiana $21.51 $44,730 # 12
Machinist Salary in Connecticut $21.96 $45,680 # 13
Machinist Salary in Utah $22.19 $46,150 # 14
Machinist Salary in Minnesota $21.89 $45,540 # 15
Machinist Salary in Maine $21.51 $44,730 # 16
Machinist Salary in New Hampshire $20.57 $42,780 # 17
Machinist Salary in Colorado $20.93 $43,530 # 18
Machinist Salary in New York $20.29 $42,210 # 19
Machinist Salary in Rhode Island $20.43 $42,500 # 20
Machinist Salary in California $19.15 $39,840 # 21
Machinist Salary in Virginia $20.96 $43,600 # 22
Machinist Salary in North Dakota $20.17 $41,950 # 23
Machinist Salary in Missouri $19.16 $39,850 # 24
Machinist Salary in Idaho $19.94 $41,470 # 25
Machinist Salary in Kentucky $20.14 $41,890 # 26
Machinist Salary in Mississippi $19.87 $41,330 # 27
Machinist Salary in Texas $19.00 $39,520 # 28
Machinist Salary in Wisconsin $19.83 $41,250 # 29
Machinist Salary in Ohio $19.07 $39,670 # 30
Machinist Salary in Michigan $19.04 $39,610 # 31
Machinist Salary in Kansas $18.57 $38,630 # 32
Machinist Salary in Vermont $19.05 $39,620 # 33
Machinist Salary in South Carolina $18.55 $38,580 # 34
Machinist Salary in Pennsylvania $19.45 $40,450 # 35
Machinist Salary in Tennessee $18.33 $38,130 # 36
Machinist Salary in Arizona $18.85 $39,220 # 37
Machinist Salary in West Virginia $19.23 $40,000 # 38
Machinist Salary in Georgia $17.85 $37,120 # 39
Machinist Salary in Indiana $18.95 $39,410 # 40
Machinist Salary in Alabama $19.37 $40,290 # 41
Machinist Salary in Oklahoma $18.70 $38,900 # 42
Machinist Salary in Nebraska $18.93 $39,370 # 43
Machinist Salary in Nevada $17.44 $36,280 # 44
Machinist Salary in North Carolina $18.72 $38,930 # 45
Machinist Salary in Illinois $17.61 $36,620 # 46
Machinist Salary in Arkansas $17.84 $37,110 # 47
Machinist Salary in Florida $18.08 $37,600 # 48
Machinist Salary in Montana $18.33 $38,120 # 49
Machinist Salary in Iowa $17.60 $36,610 # 50
Machinist Salary in South Dakota $17.63 $36,670 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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