Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
334,490 0.9 % $24.95 $51,890 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.52 $19.10 $24.06 $29.71 $36.59
Annual Wage (2) $32,290 $39,730 $50,040 $61,800 $76,110


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 40,590 19.96 $22.46 $46,730
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 28,090 4.21 $24.23 $50,390
Plastics Product Manufacturing 11,420 2.02 $24.06 $50,040
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,560 1.82 $24.55 $51,070
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 9,240 1.88 $21.07 $43,820

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 40,590 19.96 $22.46 $46,730
Other Pipeline Transportation 730 8.96 $29.43 $61,220
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,510 8.49 $29.00 $60,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 6,520 7.77 $26.01 $54,100
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,930 6.54 $19.28 $40,100

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 7,090 1.83 $33.84 $70,390
Rail Transportation 130 0.06 $32.82 $68,270
Natural Gas Distribution 2,380 2.10 $31.39 $65,290
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,620 1.45 $31.32 $65,150
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 3,210 1.55 $31.08 $64,650


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 30,390 2.59 1.09 $25.42 $52,880
California 23,620 1.48 0.62 $27.26 $56,700
Ohio 19,200 3.60 1.51 $23.49 $48,850
Michigan 18,780 4.46 1.87 $24.85 $51,700
Pennsylvania 14,860 2.59 1.09 $23.89 $49,690




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 2,200 7.97 3.35 $29.72 $61,820
Alabama 10,510 5.49 2.31 $24.33 $50,610
Kentucky 8,620 4.61 1.94 $24.02 $49,970
Michigan 18,780 4.46 1.87 $24.85 $51,700
Iowa 6,660 4.34 1.82 $23.79 $49,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 80 0.11 0.05 $31.37 $65,250
Wyoming 2,200 7.97 3.35 $29.72 $61,820
North Dakota 1,160 2.72 1.14 $29.61 $61,580
Alaska 560 1.72 0.72 $29.53 $61,410
Hawaii 710 1.13 0.47 $28.60 $59,480





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 10,880 3.71 1.56 $27.85 $57,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,940 1.41 0.59 $27.05 $56,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,740 1.58 0.66 $27.20 $56,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,850 0.74 0.31 $27.89 $58,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,660 1.82 0.77 $23.01 $47,870
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 4,160 3.99 1.68 $24.50 $50,970
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,110 3.41 1.43 $26.40 $54,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,930 2.06 0.86 $27.15 $56,480
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 3,800 5.28 2.22 $27.20 $56,570
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,250 12.19 5.12 $25.35 $52,730