Machinists are most often employed by the Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Machinists was $51,189 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Machinists by wage are Postal service clerks, Avionics technicians, and Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers.
Machinists are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Other assemblers and fabricators, and 55 more.
The top 3 locations that employ the most Machinists are Portage County PUMA, OH, Wright County PUMA, MN, and Jefferson County (North) PUMA, MO. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Machinists are Highland, Clinton & Adams Counties PUMA, OH, Jefferson County (North) PUMA, MO, and Crawford & Warren Counties PUMA, PA.