Maintenance Machinist Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for maintenance 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 25,662 maintenance machinists currently employed in the United States.
  • 7.6% of all maintenance machinists are women, while only 89.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed maintenance machinist is 47 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of maintenance machinists is White (74.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.4%) and Asian (5.6%).
  • The majority of maintenance machinists are located in IL, Aurora and SC, North Charleston.
  • Maintenance machinists are most in-demand in Helena, MT.
  • Maintenance machinists are paid an average annual salary of $51,987.
  • The automotive industry is the highest-paying for maintenance machinists.
  • Newport News, VA pays an annual average wage of $56,118, the highest in the US.
  • Maintenance machinists average starting salary is $32,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 86% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid maintenance machinists earn as much as $82,000 or more.
  • 6% of all maintenance machinists are LGBT.
  • Pennsylvania is the best state for maintenance machinists to live.
  • Maintenance machinists are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Maintenance Machinist Statistics By Gender

Among maintenance machinists, 7.6% of them are women compared to 89.2% which are men.

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  • Male, 89.2%
  • Female, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 3.2%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
89.2%
Female
7.6%
Unknown
3.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Maintenance Machinist

Women Earn 86¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$57,717
female-income
Female Income
$49,599

Maintenance Machinist Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the maintenance machinist position over time.

Male
Female
100%
98%
96%
94%
92%
90%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
95.60%
4.40%
2009
95.08%
4.92%
2010
95.45%
4.55%
2011
95.39%
4.61%
2012
96.05%
3.95%
2013
95.83%
4.17%
2014
95.92%
4.08%
2015
95.95%
4.05%
2016
96.06%
3.94%
2017
95.86%
4.14%
2018
95.42%
4.58%

Maintenance Machinist Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, mechanic, welder, truck driver and engine lathe operator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Special Process Person30%63%
Solderer33%64%
Maintenance Machinist89%8%
Die Repair Machinist96%2%
Engine Lathe Operator98%2%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver99%1%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver
Engine Lathe Operator
Die Repair Machinist
Maintenance Machinist
Solderer
Special Process Person
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Maintenance Machinist Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among maintenance machinists is White, which makes up 74.8% of all maintenance machinists. Comparatively, there are 12.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.6% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.4%
  • Asian, 5.6%
  • Black or African American, 5.4%
  • Unknown, 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%
Job Title
Maintenance Machinist RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
74.8%
Hispanic or Latino
12.4%
Asian
5.6%
Black or African American
5.4%
Unknown
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%

Maintenance Machinist Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among maintenance machinists.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
75.02%
6.08%
5.34%
11.82%
2011
73.33%
6.69%
5.16%
12.57%
2012
74.70%
6.40%
5.30%
12.08%
2013
73.97%
6.77%
5.78%
11.64%
2014
75.51%
5.59%
4.76%
12.70%
2015
74.28%
5.91%
5.72%
12.09%
2016
74.16%
5.66%
5.70%
12.85%
2017
74.03%
5.69%
5.33%
13.13%
2018
74.82%
5.42%
5.62%
12.38%

Maintenance Machinist Wage Gap By Race

White maintenance machinists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american maintenance machinists have the lowest average salary at $52,264.
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
$52,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$54,040
White$54,947
Black or African American$52,264
Asian$54,766
Hispanic or Latino$52,273

Average Age of a Maintenance Machinist

We determined the average age of maintenance machinists based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
45.5
45.5
Unknown
50.5
Asian
53
Hispanic or Latino
46.5
White
49
50.5
American Indian and Alaska Native
40

Maintenance Machinist Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of maintenance machinist employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of maintenance machinists is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Maintenance Machinist YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
10%
30-40 years
18%
40+ years
72%

Types of Maintenance Machinist Degree Levels

The most common degree for maintenance machinists is high school diploma 31% of maintenance machinists earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 30% and rounding it off is bachelor's degree with 21%.

Job Title
  • High School Diploma, 31%
  • Associate, 30%
  • Bachelors, 21%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 8%
Job Title
Maintenance Machinist DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
High School Diploma
31%
Associate
30%
Bachelors
21%
Diploma
10%
Other Degrees
8%

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Maintenance Machinist Wage Gap By Education

Maintenance machinists with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $58,611 annually. With a Associate degree, maintenance machinists earn a median annual income of $58,490 compared to $57,717 for maintenance machinists with an High School Diploma degree.
$59,000
$58,000
$57,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$57,717
Bachelor's Degree$58,611
Some College/ Associate Degree$58,490

Maintenance Machinist Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ maintenance machinists. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most maintenance machinists is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire maintenance machinists.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
5%
50 - 100 employees
4%
100 - 500 employees
12%
500 - 1,000 employees
11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
35%
> 10,000 employees
33%

The Types Of Companies Maintenance Machinist Work In

Employees with the maintenance machinist job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most maintenance machinists prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
0%
Public
42%
Private
56%
Government
1%

Top Industries Hiring Maintenance Machinists

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ maintenance machinists. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and retail.

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Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Retail

Automotive

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Manufacturing
30%
Fortune 500
18%
Technology
8%
Retail
7%
Automotive
5%
Media
4%
Construction
4%
Professional
4%
Utilities
3%
Health Care
3%
Hospitality
2%
Transportation
2%
Finance
2%
Energy
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Internet
1%
Telecommunication
1%
Government
1%
Non Profits
1%
Real Estate
1%

Maintenance Machinist Turnover And Employment Statistics

Maintenance 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 maintenance machinists changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescMaintenance Machinist Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
10.04%
2011
6.29%
2012
4.94%
2013
4.37%
2014
3.49%
2015
2.85%
2016
3.38%
2017
2.46%
2018
1.76%

The Average Number of Years That Maintenance Machinist Stay in a Job

By looking over 4,176 maintenance machinists resumes, we figured out that the average maintenance machinist enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
16%
1-2 years
29%
3-4 years
16%
5-7 years
16%
8-10 years
6%
11+ years
18%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Maintenance 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 maintenance machinists.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Production Internship5.36%
Screw Machine Hand5.42%
Maintenance Machinist5.59%
Tool Sharpener6.03%
Robotic Welder6.23%
Machine Builder7.22%
Line Leader10.57%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Production Internship
5.36%
Screw Machine Hand
5.42%
Tool Sharpener
6.03%
Robotic Welder
6.23%
Machine Builder
7.22%
Line Leader
10.57%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Maintenance Machinists

The most common foreign language among maintenance machinists is Spanish at 51.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Carrier at 10.8% and French is the third-most popular at 8.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 51.4%
  • Carrier, 10.8%
  • French, 8.1%
  • Russian, 5.4%
  • Mandarin, 5.4%
  • Other, 18.9%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
51.4%
Carrier
10.8%
French
8.1%
Russian
5.4%
Mandarin
5.4%
Other
18.9%

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Maintenance Machinist Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a maintenance machinist can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of maintenance machinists is $62,675. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Maintenance Machinists Earn The Most?

The map here shows where maintenance machinists earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Maintenance Machinists Located?

By looking through more than 4,176 resumes, we found that the most popular places for maintenance machinists are IL, Aurora and SC, North Charleston.

Number of Maintenance Machinists