Machinists in Colorado
Considering a career as a Machinist in Colorado?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Machinists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Machinists in Colorado is growing faster than average.
Machinists in Colorado earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Machinists Work in Colorado?
There were approximately 3,940 workers employed as Machinists in this state in 2018.
There were 3,920 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 4,240 Machinists working in it, which means Colorado has fewer Machinists than average.
Job Projections for Colorado
Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.
Colorado Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 520 annual job openings, and 4,820 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 Colorado?
In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $28,810 to $68,410 with $47,750 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.85 to $32.89. The median hourly rate was $22.96.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $21.71 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.25.
The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Colorado Metros for Machinists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Machinists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Fort Collins, CO||590||$48,320|
|Colorado Springs, CO||290||$42,000|
|Grand Junction, CO||150||$39,240|
Top States for Machinists Employment
The table below shows the states where most Machinists work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Machinists get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$58,280|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Machinist Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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