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Machinists in Iowa

Is Iowa a good place for you to work as a Machinist?

5.4% Jobs Projection
$39,060 Median Salary
500 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Machinists Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 4,300 workers employed as Machinists in this state in 2018.

There were 4,050 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 500 annual job openings, and a total of 4,840 jobs for Iowa Machinists in 2026.

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

What do Machinists Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $28,050 to $52,400 with $39,060 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.49 to $25.19. The median hourly rate was $18.78.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.28 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.50.

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


Top Iowa Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1,160 $41,040
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 960 $44,660
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 370 $38,510
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 310 $38,290
Cedar Rapids, IA 270 $46,180
Dubuque, IA 240 $42,080
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 $38,770
Ames, IA 40 $44,280

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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