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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
385,980 0.9 % $ 27.57 $ 57,350 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.17 $ 21.28 $ 26.68 $ 32.39 $ 39.64
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,720 $ 44,270 $ 55,490 $ 67,370 $ 82,450


Industry profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics: Top

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 44,050 21.27 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 37,920 5.46 $ 26.99 $ 56,140
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 14,610 4.06 $ 30.64 $ 63,730
Plastics Product Manufacturing 13,710 2.44 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 12,780 1.78 $ 26.96 $ 56,080

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 44,050 21.27 $ 25.51 $ 53,070
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 10,200 12.27 $ 28.25 $ 58,760
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,420 7.83 $ 30.28 $ 62,980
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 6,410 7.00 $ 31.49 $ 65,500
Tobacco Manufacturing 600 6.12 $ 32.28 $ 67,150

Top paying industries for Industrial Machinery Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 39.81 $ 82,810
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 230 0.01 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 6,670 1.76 $ 36.97 $ 76,900
Other Pipeline Transportation 420 5.10 $ 36.48 $ 75,880
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 4,010 3.68 $ 35.07 $ 72,950


Geographic profile for Industrial Machinery Mechanics: Top

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.





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 41,140 3.40 1.22 $ 28.17 $ 58,600
California 25,190 1.53 0.55 $ 31.10 $ 64,680
Michigan 20,540 5.23 1.89 $ 26.13 $ 54,350
Pennsylvania 19,490 3.54 1.27 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Ohio 19,310 3.76 1.35 $ 27.08 $ 56,320




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)
Wyoming 2,300 8.80 3.17 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
Alabama 13,020 6.84 2.47 $ 25.34 $ 52,710
Arkansas 7,010 5.95 2.15 $ 24.33 $ 50,600
Michigan 20,540 5.23 1.89 $ 26.13 $ 54,350
Indiana 15,050 5.16 1.86 $ 27.72 $ 57,650




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 510 0.89 0.32 $ 34.35 $ 71,450
Wyoming 2,300 8.80 3.17 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
District of Columbia 230 0.33 0.12 $ 33.46 $ 69,590
Connecticut 2,540 1.65 0.59 $ 32.26 $ 67,090
Montana 970 2.13 0.77 $ 32.02 $ 66,610





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 14,170 4.77 1.72 $ 32.19 $ 66,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 14,060 3.22 1.16 $ 28.79 $ 59,890
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,230 1.27 0.46 $ 30.77 $ 64,010
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 8,940 5.02 1.81 $ 26.98 $ 56,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,540 1.47 0.53 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,280 2.31 0.83 $ 26.16 $ 54,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,890 2.18 0.79 $ 29.68 $ 61,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,190 1.97 0.71 $ 26.34 $ 54,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,560 2.47 0.89 $ 30.42 $ 63,280
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,560 4.44 1.60 $ 28.70 $ 59,690




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)
Farmington, NM 860 19.93 7.18 $ 29.45 $ 61,250
Dalton, GA 810 13.54 4.88 $ 21.68 $ 45,090
Midland, TX 1,320 13.29 4.79 $ 30.00 $ 62,400
Longview, WA 470 12.79 4.61 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
Decatur, AL 660 12.26 4.42 $ 28.14 $ 58,540
Odessa, TX 850 11.56 4.16 $ 25.84 $ 53,750
Tuscaloosa, AL 1,130 11.28 4.07 $ 29.08 $ 60,480
Casper, WY 410 11.11 4.00 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 560 10.86 3.91 $ 22.55 $ 46,900
Sheboygan, WI 620 10.79 3.89 $ 26.22 $ 54,530