Machinists in Illinois
Is Illinois a good place for you to work as a Machinist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Machinists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Machinists in Illinois is growing slower than average.
Machinists in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Machinists Work in Illinois?
31,000 people worked as Machinists in 2018 in this state.
There were 31,790 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 790 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 4,240 Machinists working in it, which means Illinois has more Machinists than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 3,630 annual job openings, and 35,650 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 Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $22,490 to $63,480 with $38,540 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.81 to $30.52. The median hourly rate was $18.53.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.89 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.64.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Machinists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Machinists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||3,960||$45,790|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||960||$44,660|
|Cape Girardeau, MO-IL||50||$34,300|
Top States for Machinists Employment
View the list below to see 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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