Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes "Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
275,370 0.8 % $22.65 $47,100 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.37 $17.56 $21.84 $27.12 $32.75
Annual Wage (2) $29,880 $36,530 $45,420 $56,400 $68,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 28,680 16.61 $20.48 $42,590
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,200 3.51 $21.43 $44,570
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,450 0.15 $23.42 $48,710
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,190 1.63 $21.24 $44,170
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 7,980 1.62 $18.30 $38,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 28,680 16.61 $20.48 $42,590
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,740 6.57 $24.99 $51,980
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,260 6.24 $23.53 $48,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 5,600 5.05 $26.55 $55,220
Other Pipeline Transportation 330 4.76 $25.57 $53,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 2,030 1.31 $30.87 $64,200
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,000 1.29 $29.25 $60,830
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 3,590 3.20 $29.08 $60,490
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,290 0.26 $28.73 $59,760
Natural Gas Distribution 1,940 1.79 $28.49 $59,270


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 30,220 3.00 1.38 $22.13 $46,030
California 17,060 1.22 0.56 $26.41 $54,930
Pennsylvania 16,850 3.07 1.42 $21.61 $44,940
Ohio 13,030 2.65 1.22 $22.57 $46,950
Florida 10,980 1.55 0.71 $21.62 $44,980




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,900 7.04 3.25 $26.62 $55,360
Alabama 8,520 4.71 2.18 $22.74 $47,290
Arkansas 4,880 4.30 1.99 $19.86 $41,310
Kentucky 7,310 4.26 1.97 $22.77 $47,350
Indiana 10,050 3.69 1.70 $22.53 $46,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 480 1.55 0.71 $32.65 $67,920
District of Columbia 140 0.23 0.10 $28.46 $59,200
Wyoming 1,900 7.04 3.25 $26.62 $55,360
Nevada 1,390 1.24 0.57 $26.55 $55,210
Washington 5,370 2.00 0.92 $26.47 $55,050

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,500 4.60 2.12 $24.20 $50,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,160 1.35 0.62 $25.91 $53,890
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,210 1.19 0.55 $25.45 $52,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.81 0.84 $21.76 $45,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,570 0.72 0.33 $24.61 $51,200
Pittsburgh, PA 3,410 3.12 1.44 $22.17 $46,110
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,070 3.19 1.47 $22.63 $47,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.69 0.78 $22.94 $47,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,990 1.36 0.63 $21.41 $44,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,930 1.75 0.81 $23.92 $49,750




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 760 12.04 5.56 $18.88 $39,270
Decatur, AL 600 11.61 5.36 $26.93 $56,010
Casper, WY 350 9.31 4.30 $26.36 $54,830
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 2,350 9.10 4.20 $24.31 $50,570
Owensboro, KY 410 8.86 4.09 $22.17 $46,110
Odessa, TX 500 8.82 4.07 $19.93 $41,460
Pine Bluff, AR 290 8.39 3.87 $24.21 $50,370
Victoria, TX 390 8.37 3.86 $26.68 $55,500
Midland, TX 520 8.04 3.71 $19.09 $39,710
Longview, WA 260 7.60 3.51 $26.62 $55,380