Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for machinists in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 332,338 machinists currently employed in the United States.
- 7.4% of all machinists are women, while 92.6% are men.
- The average age of an employed machinist is 48 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of machinists is White (74.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.3%), Asian (5.5%) and Black or African American (5.0%).
- In 2021, women earned 89% of what men earned.
- 2% of all machinists are LGBT.
- Machinists are 64% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Machinist Statistics By Gender
7.4% of machinists are women and 92.6% of machinists are men.
- Male, 92.6%
- Female, 7.4%
Machinists By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Machinist
Women Earn 89¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Machinist Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the machinist position over time.
Machinist Gender By Year
Machinist Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, head machinist and die repair machinist have the biggest difference in gender.
|Special Process Person||31%||69%|
|Research And Development Machinist||99%||1%|
|Die Repair Machinist||99%||1%|
Machinist Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among machinists is White, which makes up 74.4% of all machinists. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Asian ethnicity.
- White, 74.4%
- Hispanic or Latino, 13.3%
- Asian, 5.5%
- Black or African American, 5.0%
- Unknown, 1.4%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
|Hispanic or Latino||13.3%|
|Black or African American||5.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4%|
Machinist Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among machinists.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Machinist Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Machinist Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$40,970|
|Hispanic or Latino||$42,273|
Average Age of a Machinist
We determined the average age of machinists based on ethnicity and gender.
Machinist Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||52|
|Hispanic or Latino||45.5||45|
Machinist Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of machinist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of machinists is 40+ years old, which represents 76% of the population.
Types of Machinist Degree Levels
The most common degree for machinists is high school diploma 40% of machinists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 26% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 15%.
- High School Diploma, 40%
- Associate, 26%
- Bachelors, 15%
- Diploma, 11%
- Other Degrees, 8%
Machinists By Education
|High School Diploma||40%|
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Machinist Wage Gap By Education
|High School Diploma or Less||$45,146|
|Some College/ Associate Degree||$46,648|
Machinist Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where machinists work. We found most machinists work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most machinists is the manufacturing industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire machinists.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Machinist Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||5%|
|50 - 100 employees||6%|
|100 - 500 employees||17%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||14%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||31%|
|> 10,000 employees||27%|
The Types Of Companies Machinist Work In
Employees with the machinist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most machinists prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Machinist Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Machinists
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ machinists. Those industries include manufacturing, professional and construction.
Machinist Turnover And Employment Statistics
Machinist Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of machinists changed.
- Unemployment rate
Machinist Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Machinist Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Machinist Stay in a Job
By looking over 59,655 machinists resumes, we figured out that the average machinist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Machinists with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to machinists.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Mill Control Operator||2.83%||57,194|
|Eyeglass Frames Polisher||5.23%||24300.00%|
|Blast Furnace Tender||7.01%||55300.00%|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Machinists
The most common foreign language among machinists is Spanish at 65.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 6.1% and French is the third-most popular at 5.6%.
- Spanish, 65.2%
- German, 6.1%
- French, 5.6%
- Carrier, 3.3%
- Vietnamese, 3.0%
- Other, 16.8%
Machinist Languages Spoken