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3.7% Jobs Projection
$38,540 Median Salary
3,630 Job Openings

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?

There were approximately 31,000 workers employed as Machinists in this state in 2018.

There were 31,790 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 790 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Machinists in IL Employment Trend

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

Machinists in IL vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Machinists: Nation vs. IL

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.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.89 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.64.

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

Machinists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 24,180 $37,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,960 $45,790
Rockford, IL 2,480 $40,760
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 960 $44,660
Peoria, IL 590 $48,110
Kankakee, IL 240 $41,750
Champaign-Urbana, IL 180 $39,070
Carbondale-Marion, IL 130 $34,720
Decatur, IL 110 $42,580
Danville, IL 80 $44,680
Springfield, IL 80 $38,240
Bloomington, IL 70 $41,020
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 50 $34,300

Top States for Machinists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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