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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
387,630 0.9 % $26.60 $55,320 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.54 $20.51 $25.77 $31.34 $38.30
Annual Wage (2) $34,410 $42,660 $53,590 $65,190 $79,660


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 45,110 21.00 $24.50 $50,950
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 36,790 5.16 $25.89 $53,850
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 14,280 3.92 $29.78 $61,940
Plastics Product Manufacturing 13,500 2.27 $24.79 $51,560
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 12,590 1.67 $26.29 $54,670

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 45,110 21.00 $24.50 $50,950
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,580 8.65 $29.51 $61,370
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 7,320 8.54 $27.30 $56,780
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 6,530 7.06 $30.39 $63,220
Tobacco Manufacturing 730 6.90 $29.01 $60,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,640 1.73 $35.84 $74,550
Natural Gas Distribution 2,550 2.33 $34.71 $72,190
Support Activities for Water Transportation 280 0.29 $34.22 $71,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 480 0.07 $33.99 $70,700
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $33.99 $70,690


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 41,370 3.33 1.26 $27.29 $56,770
California 27,170 1.56 0.59 $29.83 $62,050
Michigan 22,670 5.22 1.98 $25.18 $52,370
Ohio 20,980 3.85 1.46 $26.22 $54,530
Pennsylvania 18,220 3.09 1.17 $25.65 $53,350




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 2,520 9.22 3.49 $33.09 $68,830
Alabama 12,280 6.22 2.36 $24.66 $51,290
Arkansas 6,900 5.66 2.15 $23.37 $48,620
North Dakota 2,260 5.35 2.03 $31.88 $66,310
Michigan 22,670 5.22 1.98 $25.18 $52,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,520 9.22 3.49 $33.09 $68,830
Hawaii 500 0.79 0.30 $32.75 $68,120
District of Columbia 230 0.32 0.12 $32.06 $66,680
North Dakota 2,260 5.35 2.03 $31.88 $66,310
Connecticut 2,650 1.59 0.60 $31.55 $65,630





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 13,730 4.50 1.70 $31.04 $64,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 12,450 2.66 1.01 $28.11 $58,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,130 1.15 0.44 $30.17 $62,760
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 9,860 4.98 1.89 $25.95 $53,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,730 1.40 0.53 $28.59 $59,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,540 2.06 0.78 $25.61 $53,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,500 1.91 0.72 $28.06 $58,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,010 1.83 0.69 $25.87 $53,810
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,660 4.30 1.63 $28.03 $58,290
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,160 7.33 2.78 $24.22 $50,390