Machinist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$42,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$56,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Abbott
Highest Paying City
Phoenix, AZ
Highest Paying State
Arizona
Average Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a machinist make?
The national average salary for a Machinist in the United States is $42,171 per year or $20.27 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $56,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Machinists are in Manufacturing companies and Technology companies. Some of the states with the best Machinist salaries are Arizona, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, and Indiana. The typical tenure for a Machinist is 5.0 years.

Average Machinist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Machinist in the USA is $42,171 annually or $20.27 hourly. The city with the highest Machinist salary is Phoenix, AZ at $48,738 per year. The average entry-level salary in Phoenix, AZ is $31,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Machinist salaries are Arizona, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, and Indiana. Vermont, Montana, Alabama, Kansas, and South Carolina are the lowest earners.

Map of Machinist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Machinists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Machinist Salary By Company

There is good job security in Machinist positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Manufacturing companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Machinists at Abbott and Medtronic report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like General Electric or Novartis, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Machinists.

Average Machinist Pay By Industry

Machinist salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Energy companies, Retail companies, and Automotive companies tend to have the highest salaries for Machinists. Energy companies pay their Machinists the highest wages, averaging $49,507 per year. Retail companies and Automotive companies pay well too, at $45,282 and $42,011, respectively. At $41,648, the average salary for Machinists in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Energy
Energy
$49,507
$50k
Retail
Retail
$45,282
$45k
Automotive
Automotive
$42,011
$42k
Technology
Technology
$42,005
$42k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$41,648
$42k

Machinist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Machinist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Machinist can range from $36,277 to $50,841 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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