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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
341,260 0.9 % $25.54 $53,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.88 $19.60 $24.69 $30.26 $37.28
Annual Wage (2) $33,030 $40,770 $51,360 $62,940 $77,540


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 41,310 20.37 $23.15 $48,150
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 28,670 4.38 $24.67 $51,320
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,780 2.00 $25.06 $52,120
Plastics Product Manufacturing 11,700 2.04 $24.61 $51,180
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 11,380 3.17 $28.94 $60,200

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 41,310 20.37 $23.15 $48,150
Other Pipeline Transportation 670 8.26 $31.51 $65,550
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,060 7.09 $29.82 $62,020
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,950 6.82 $19.46 $40,480
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 6,400 6.61 $29.75 $61,880

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 7,490 1.92 $33.94 $70,600
Natural Gas Distribution 2,490 2.21 $33.78 $70,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $32.55 $67,700
Support Activities for Water Transportation 280 0.31 $32.00 $66,560
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,190 1.62 $31.89 $66,340


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 31,180 2.62 1.10 $26.49 $55,100
California 25,460 1.52 0.64 $27.83 $57,880
Michigan 20,100 4.70 1.96 $25.00 $52,000
Ohio 18,450 3.44 1.43 $24.51 $50,990
Pennsylvania 14,650 2.53 1.06 $24.33 $50,600




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 2,080 7.77 3.25 $31.79 $66,130
Alabama 10,720 5.58 2.33 $24.40 $50,750
Michigan 20,100 4.70 1.96 $25.00 $52,000
Kentucky 8,650 4.61 1.92 $24.86 $51,700
Mississippi 5,150 4.60 1.92 $23.35 $48,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,390 3.34 1.40 $33.18 $69,020
District of Columbia 190 0.26 0.11 $32.77 $68,160
Wyoming 2,080 7.77 3.25 $31.79 $66,130
Hawaii 680 1.07 0.45 $29.90 $62,200
Nevada 1,450 1.11 0.46 $29.70 $61,780



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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 10,910 3.72 1.56 $29.18 $60,700
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,300 1.72 0.72 $27.51 $57,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,880 1.33 0.55 $26.52 $55,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,390 0.80 0.34 $29.02 $60,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,040 1.92 0.80 $24.61 $51,200
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,700 3.81 1.59 $26.41 $54,940
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,410 4.17 1.74 $25.66 $53,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,930 2.03 0.85 $27.47 $57,130
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 3,290 2.77 1.16 $24.12 $50,170
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3,250 5.89 2.46 $23.02 $47,890


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dalton, GA 1,340 20.27 8.47 $20.16 $41,930
Odessa, TX 990 14.46 6.04 $25.09 $52,180
Battle Creek, MI 670 12.03 5.02 $25.92 $53,920
Farmington, NM 580 11.96 4.99 $27.11 $56,390
Pine Bluff, AR 310 10.03 4.19 $27.86 $57,940
Tuscaloosa, AL 980 9.77 4.08 $29.26 $60,860
Midland, TX 850 9.62 4.02 $27.92 $58,070
Spartanburg, SC 1,430 9.58 4.00 $25.95 $53,980
Casper, WY 350 9.30 3.88 $28.18 $58,610
Bowling Green, KY 680 9.19 3.84 $24.07 $50,060