Career Attributes

  • $37,791
  • 396,200
  • 2.8
  • 2.0%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Machining
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How much does a Machinist make in the United States?

Average Machinist Yearly Salary in the United States

Machinists earn an average yearly salary of $37,792. Salaries typically start from $21,966 and go up to $57,772.

Average Machinist Hourly Wage in the United States

Machinists earn an average hourly wage of $18.17. Hourly wages typically start from $10.56 and go up to $27.77.

Source: CareerExplorer (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: CareerExplorer user data. View more Machinist demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.1
SCORE
480
RATINGS
Machinists average a score of 3.1 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Machinists in the 55th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Machinist satisfaction

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Machinist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Machinist Earnings

The highest earning Machinists in the United States earn:

$27.77
an hour
$57,771.5
per year
Senior Machinist Earnings

Senior Machinists in the United States earn:

$22.48
an hour
$46,768.2
per year
Experienced Machinist Earnings

Experienced Machinists in the United States earn:

$16.06
an hour
$33,401.8
per year
Junior Machinist Earnings

Junior Machinists in the United States earn:

$13.33
an hour
$27,732.5
per year
Starting Machinist Earnings

Starting Machinists in the United States earn:

$10.56
an hour
$21,965.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Machinist Salary Comparison

Machinists earn more than 28% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Sheet Metal Worker Salary $39k
Quality Control Inspector Salary $39k
Log Grader Salary $38k
Chemical Technician Salary $38k
Welder Salary $37k
Machinist Salary $37k
Quarry Rock Splitter Salary $36k
Machine Assembler Salary $34k
Molding and Casting Worker Salary $33k
Metal Worker Salary $33k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Machinist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Machinist Salary in California $20.51 $42,670 # 1
Machinist Salary in Texas $19.65 $40,870.4 # 2
Machinist Salary in Michigan $18.97 $39,461.0 # 3
Machinist Salary in United States $18.17 $37,791.8 # 4
Machinist Salary in Ohio $16.42 $34,144 # 5

Career Attributes

  • $37,791
  • 396,200
  • 2.8
  • 2.0%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Machining
More Attributes