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Want to work in Arkansas as a Machinist? Read this first!

4.2% Jobs Projection
$40,290 Median Salary
280 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Machinists in Arkansas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Machinists in Arkansas is growing slower than average.

  • Machinists in Arkansas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Machinists Work in Arkansas?

In 2018, there were 2,840 Machinists working in the state.

There were 2,670 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 4,240 Machinists working in it, which means Arkansas has fewer Machinists than average.


Job Projections for Arkansas

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 4.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Arkansas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 280 annual job openings, and 2,730 total jobs in 2026 for Machinists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 40,700 annual jobs and 404,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Machinists Make in Arkansas?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $26,080 to $61,480 with $40,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.54 to $29.56. The median hourly rate was $19.37.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.44 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.93.

The median salary in Arkansas is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Arkansas Metros for Machinists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Machinists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,260 $46,280
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 680 $38,440
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 340 $35,840
Hot Springs, AR 170 $36,050
Fort Smith, AR-OK 160 $35,510
Texarkana, TX-AR 110 $40,730
Jonesboro, AR 100 $41,360
Pine Bluff, AR 60 $46,890

Top States for Machinists Employment

View the list below to see where most Machinists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 36,530 $45,080
Illinois 31,000 $38,540
Michigan 27,020 $39,920
Ohio 26,250 $41,390
Texas 26,050 $45,570
Indiana 18,390 $42,880
Pennsylvania 17,060 $43,730
New York 14,000 $45,550
Minnesota 12,870 $49,510
Wisconsin 12,820 $42,070
South Carolina 12,480 $36,270
North Carolina 11,710 $40,890
Washington 10,300 $50,110
Florida 9,250 $40,780
Massachusetts 7,790 $51,050
Tennessee 7,690 $43,110
Connecticut 7,590 $49,950
Georgia 7,240 $40,330
Missouri 6,280 $43,470
Kentucky 6,240 $42,430

Below are the states where Machinists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $68,080
Hawaii $67,810
District of Columbia $58,280
Delaware $56,310
Maryland $53,480
North Dakota $52,360
Wyoming $52,300
New Mexico $51,670
Massachusetts $51,050
Washington $50,110

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