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or $22.95 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Assisting and Caring for Others (26)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (18)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Machinists' job openings is expected to rise 2.4% by 2031
'Machinists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Machinists' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Machinists' was $47,730, or $22.95 hourly
'Machinists' are paid 4.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as machinists?
As of 2021 there were 333,220 people employed as Machinists within the United States.
This represents around 0.24% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 422 people are employed as Machinists.
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
SOC Code: 51-4041.00
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