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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
362,440 0.9 % $25.96 $54,000 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.19 $20.00 $25.16 $30.65 $37.59
Annual Wage (2) $33,670 $41,610 $52,340 $63,740 $78,190


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 42,600 20.57 $23.83 $49,570
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 32,680 4.74 $25.14 $52,290
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 12,440 3.43 $29.07 $60,470
Plastics Product Manufacturing 12,250 2.09 $24.42 $50,790
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 11,900 1.64 $25.43 $52,890

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 42,600 20.57 $23.83 $49,570
Other Pipeline Transportation 770 8.50 $32.38 $67,350
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,170 7.51 $29.50 $61,360
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 6,200 6.72 $30.52 $63,490
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,070 6.18 $27.32 $56,830

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 6,910 1.76 $34.31 $71,370
Natural Gas Distribution 2,460 2.25 $34.28 $71,300
Support Activities for Water Transportation 240 0.26 $33.42 $69,520
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $32.40 $67,400
Other Pipeline Transportation 770 8.50 $32.38 $67,350


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 36,050 2.98 1.19 $26.75 $55,640
California 25,710 1.51 0.60 $28.43 $59,140
Michigan 22,030 5.10 2.04 $24.73 $51,430
Ohio 18,920 3.49 1.39 $25.29 $52,610
Pennsylvania 15,730 2.69 1.07 $25.40 $52,830




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 2,400 8.90 3.56 $32.70 $68,020
Alabama 11,750 6.04 2.41 $24.15 $50,230
Michigan 22,030 5.10 2.04 $24.73 $51,430
Arkansas 5,900 4.88 1.95 $22.87 $47,580
Kentucky 8,860 4.69 1.87 $25.52 $53,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,400 8.90 3.56 $32.70 $68,020
North Dakota 1,690 4.05 1.62 $31.78 $66,110
Hawaii 700 1.08 0.43 $31.69 $65,910
District of Columbia 240 0.34 0.13 $30.60 $63,640
Washington 7,210 2.21 0.88 $29.75 $61,870





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 12,200 4.09 1.63 $29.82 $62,020
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,670 2.30 0.92 $27.32 $56,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,750 1.03 0.41 $29.56 $61,490
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 9,280 4.70 1.88 $26.14 $54,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,290 1.36 0.54 $26.86 $55,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,590 1.85 0.74 $24.37 $50,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,190 1.94 0.77 $25.22 $52,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,890 1.72 0.69 $28.33 $58,930
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,650 4.34 1.73 $26.69 $55,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,960 2.03 0.81 $28.34 $58,950