Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
323,280 0.9 % $24.75 $51,470 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.32 $18.93 $23.89 $29.60 $36.22
Annual Wage (2) $31,870 $39,370 $49,690 $61,570 $75,340


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 39,200 19.00 $22.33 $46,450
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 26,560 3.90 $23.20 $48,250
Plastics Product Manufacturing 10,660 1.93 $23.54 $48,960
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 9,100 1.88 $20.21 $42,050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 8,950 1.59 $24.55 $51,060

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 39,200 19.00 $22.33 $46,450
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,780 9.54 $26.57 $55,260
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 8,400 9.27 $26.55 $55,230
Other Pipeline Transportation 700 8.98 $28.23 $58,720
Tobacco Manufacturing 890 6.67 $27.02 $56,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $32.73 $68,080
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,950 1.51 $32.51 $67,620
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $31.51 $65,540
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 4,380 2.13 $31.42 $65,350
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,130 3.74 $31.10 $64,680


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 31,220 2.70 1.15 $25.05 $52,100
California 23,040 1.49 0.63 $28.08 $58,400
Ohio 17,970 3.40 1.45 $23.49 $48,860
Michigan 15,390 3.71 1.58 $24.62 $51,220
Pennsylvania 15,060 2.64 1.12 $23.51 $48,900



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 2,320 8.16 3.48 $28.49 $59,260
Alabama 9,750 5.18 2.21 $24.70 $51,370
Indiana 14,140 4.80 2.05 $24.45 $50,860
Kentucky 8,630 4.70 2.00 $23.63 $49,140
Iowa 7,130 4.67 1.99 $23.18 $48,220



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 580 1.78 0.76 $32.64 $67,890
District of Columbia 70 0.11 0.05 $28.51 $59,300
Wyoming 2,320 8.16 3.48 $28.49 $59,260
North Dakota 1,460 3.27 1.39 $28.46 $59,190
Nevada 1,540 1.25 0.53 $28.09 $58,430




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,880 3.71 1.58 $26.61 $55,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,510 1.59 0.68 $29.55 $61,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,220 1.46 0.62 $27.28 $56,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,440 0.68 0.29 $27.41 $57,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,160 1.68 0.72 $22.26 $46,300
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,070 3.96 1.69 $25.20 $52,410
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 4,020 15.20 6.48 $26.47 $55,050
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 3,950 5.44 2.32 $27.19 $56,550
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,360 2.87 1.22 $24.78 $51,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,310 1.76 0.75 $26.14 $54,370