Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
313,880 0.9 % $24.25 $50,440 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $18.63 $23.38 $28.97 $35.32
Annual Wage (2) $31,410 $38,740 $48,630 $60,250 $73,470


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 37,020 18.53 $21.40 $44,510
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 24,900 3.71 $23.06 $47,970
Plastics Product Manufacturing 10,270 1.91 $22.67 $47,150
Support Activities for Mining 8,840 2.10 $25.42 $52,870
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 8,380 1.73 $19.63 $40,820

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 37,020 18.53 $21.40 $44,510
Other Pipeline Transportation 700 9.47 $28.35 $58,960
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,640 9.10 $25.43 $52,890
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 8,110 8.90 $25.64 $53,340
Tobacco Manufacturing 870 6.64 $25.10 $52,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 730 0.37 $31.83 $66,200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,600 1.69 $31.24 $64,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,060 3.69 $30.90 $64,260
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.04 $30.87 $64,210
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 4,400 2.33 $30.47 $63,370


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 31,480 2.80 1.21 $24.45 $50,850
California 20,630 1.36 0.59 $27.65 $57,500
Ohio 16,100 3.10 1.33 $23.33 $48,530
Pennsylvania 15,160 2.68 1.15 $23.17 $48,180
Michigan 13,750 3.38 1.45 $23.65 $49,190



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 2,510 8.89 3.83 $27.18 $56,530
Alabama 9,470 5.10 2.20 $23.78 $49,460
Iowa 7,530 4.98 2.14 $21.54 $44,790
Indiana 13,640 4.70 2.02 $23.87 $49,640
Kentucky 8,300 4.59 1.98 $24.21 $50,350



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 810 2.50 1.08 $30.62 $63,680
Hawaii 440 0.72 0.31 $28.52 $59,330
California 20,630 1.36 0.59 $27.65 $57,500
Nevada 1,270 1.06 0.46 $27.28 $56,730
Wyoming 2,510 8.89 3.83 $27.18 $56,530




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 11,200 3.94 1.70 $25.67 $53,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,700 1.40 0.60 $29.47 $61,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,200 1.39 0.60 $27.47 $57,130
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 4,140 15.56 6.70 $25.77 $53,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,040 1.69 0.73 $22.06 $45,890
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,860 3.82 1.64 $25.23 $52,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,630 1.95 0.84 $24.60 $51,170
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 3,550 4.95 2.13 $26.01 $54,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,240 1.45 0.62 $23.42 $48,710
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,220 2.81 1.21 $23.71 $49,320