Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
292,470 0.8 % $23.09 $48,030 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.80 $17.95 $22.25 $27.68 $33.61
Annual Wage (2) $30,770 $37,330 $46,270 $57,570 $69,900


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 32,420 17.76 $20.87 $43,410
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,780 3.69 $22.09 $45,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,880 0.16 $23.63 $49,160
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,590 1.69 $21.38 $44,460
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 7,680 1.57 $18.90 $39,320

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 32,420 17.76 $20.87 $43,410
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,440 8.95 $24.22 $50,390
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,340 6.07 $24.23 $50,410
Other Pipeline Transportation 360 5.40 $27.53 $57,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 5,640 5.16 $27.61 $57,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,210 2.04 $30.17 $62,750
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,840 1.13 $29.75 $61,870
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 3,880 3.51 $29.52 $61,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,370 0.26 $29.04 $60,410
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,890 1.23 $28.66 $59,600


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 31,610 3.07 1.35 $22.67 $47,160
California 18,520 1.32 0.58 $26.80 $55,740
Pennsylvania 17,420 3.14 1.38 $21.91 $45,570
Ohio 13,880 2.79 1.22 $22.34 $46,460
Indiana 11,710 4.24 1.86 $23.05 $47,950




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 2,030 7.44 3.26 $28.19 $58,630
Alabama 9,180 5.07 2.23 $22.74 $47,300
Kentucky 7,620 4.40 1.93 $22.60 $47,010
Indiana 11,710 4.24 1.86 $23.05 $47,950
Arkansas 4,750 4.17 1.83 $20.58 $42,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 120 0.19 0.08 $30.87 $64,200
Alaska 410 1.32 0.58 $29.62 $61,610
Wyoming 2,030 7.44 3.26 $28.19 $58,630
Washington 5,750 2.11 0.93 $27.68 $57,580
California 18,520 1.32 0.58 $26.80 $55,740





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 12,370 4.85 2.13 $24.98 $51,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,390 1.41 0.62 $27.38 $56,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,110 1.43 0.63 $25.47 $52,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,690 1.80 0.79 $21.61 $44,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,370 1.51 0.66 $21.90 $45,550
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.66 0.29 $25.88 $53,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,360 1.85 0.81 $23.30 $48,470
Pittsburgh, PA 3,260 2.92 1.28 $22.42 $46,630
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,150 3.24 1.42 $23.71 $49,320
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,120 12.01 5.27 $24.62 $51,210