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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans. Excludes “Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines” (49-3042), and “Maintenance Workers, Machinery” (49-9043).


National estimates for Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Industry profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Geographic profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics

National estimates for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
373,090 0.7 % $ 28.26 $ 58,780 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.97 $ 22.72 $ 28.77 $ 32.43 $ 38.11
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,370 $ 47,260 $ 59,840 $ 67,460 $ 79,270


Industry profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

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 42,330 20.22 $ 25.39 $ 52,820
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 38,200 5.63 $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Plastics Product Manufacturing 14,470 2.48 $ 26.10 $ 54,290
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 14,090 4.01 $ 32.61 $ 67,820
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 12,410 1.77 $ 27.21 $ 56,600

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

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 42,330 20.22 $ 25.39 $ 52,820
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 3,250 10.77 $ 37.67 $ 78,360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 6,350 7.26 $ 34.00 $ 70,710
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,670 7.00 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 4,940 6.32 $ 27.36 $ 56,910

Top paying industries for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,810 1.54 $ 43.23 $ 89,920
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,420 4.28 $ 41.55 $ 86,420
Other Pipeline Transportation 470 5.66 $ 41.37 $ 86,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 240 0.01 $ 40.14 $ 83,500
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 350 3.02 $ 38.29 $ 79,640


Geographic profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

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



Map of employment of industrial machinery mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 41,180 3.37 1.27 $ 28.74 $ 59,780
California 23,200 1.40 0.53 $ 31.59 $ 65,700
Michigan 22,120 5.45 2.06 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
Pennsylvania 18,500 3.31 1.25 $ 27.39 $ 56,980
Ohio 17,690 3.40 1.28 $ 27.74 $ 57,690


Map of location quotient of industrial machinery mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 14,400 7.47 2.82 $ 25.48 $ 53,000
Wyoming 1,840 7.07 2.67 $ 35.71 $ 74,270
Arkansas 6,800 5.71 2.16 $ 25.32 $ 52,670
Michigan 22,120 5.45 2.06 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
North Dakota 1,930 4.89 1.85 $ 30.91 $ 64,290


Map of annual mean wages of industrial machinery mechanics by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 550 1.00 0.38 $ 37.87 $ 78,780
Alaska 600 2.03 0.77 $ 36.90 $ 76,740
District of Columbia 200 0.30 0.11 $ 36.28 $ 75,470
Wyoming 1,840 7.07 2.67 $ 35.71 $ 74,270
Connecticut 3,240 2.06 0.78 $ 31.82 $ 66,190



Map of employment of industrial machinery mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,150 4.89 1.85 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,760 1.24 0.47 $ 31.62 $ 65,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 9,660 5.36 2.03 $ 28.17 $ 58,590
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,630 2.41 0.91 $ 27.54 $ 57,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,670 1.34 0.51 $ 31.30 $ 65,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,510 1.54 0.58 $ 31.60 $ 65,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,800 2.24 0.85 $ 27.68 $ 57,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,620 2.12 0.80 $ 29.76 $ 61,900
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 4,350 3.59 1.36 $ 27.86 $ 57,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,230 2.32 0.88 $ 31.74 $ 66,010


Map of location quotient of industrial machinery mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 1,250 18.68 7.05 $ 26.52 $ 55,170
Midland, TX 1,420 14.91 5.63 $ 30.72 $ 63,900
Farmington, NM 590 14.42 5.45 $ 27.14 $ 56,460
Longview, WA 550 14.40 5.44 $ 34.69 $ 72,160
Decatur, AL 750 13.50 5.10 $ 28.15 $ 58,550
Dalton, GA 810 12.91 4.88 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 580 11.02 4.16 $ 24.81 $ 51,600
Casper, WY 380 10.59 4.00 $ 31.61 $ 65,750
Tuscaloosa, AL 1,020 10.52 3.97 $ 26.66 $ 55,440
Owensboro, KY 520 10.49 3.96 $ 28.52 $ 59,310