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Machinists in Connecticut

Considering a career as a Machinist in Connecticut?

13.0% Jobs Projection
$49,950 Median Salary
940 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Machinists in Connecticut is growing faster than average.

  • Machinists in Connecticut earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Machinists Work in Connecticut?

In 2018, there were 7,590 Machinists working in the state.

There were 7,270 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 940 annual job openings, and 8,870 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 Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $31,520 to $68,140 with $49,950 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.15 to $32.76. The median hourly rate was $24.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.59 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

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


Top Connecticut Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,910 $51,430
Springfield, MA-CT 1,220 $45,440
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 980 $52,690
New Haven, CT 970 $47,130
Worcester, MA-CT 850 $48,080
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 600 $51,850
Waterbury, CT 370 $38,760
Danbury, CT 260 $44,510

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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