Machinists in Kentucky
Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Machinist?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Machinists in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Machinists in Kentucky is growing slower than average.
Machinists in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Machinists Work in Kentucky?
In 2018, there were 6,240 Machinists working in the state.
There were 6,200 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 4,240 Machinists working in it, which means Kentucky has more Machinists than average.
Job Projections for Kentucky
Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 3.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.
Kentucky Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 660 annual job openings, and 6,450 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 Kentucky?
In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $28,120 to $61,820 with $42,430 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.52 to $29.72. The median hourly rate was $20.4.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.63 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.77.
The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Kentucky Metros for Machinists
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Machinists.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||1,900||$41,250|
|Bowling Green, KY||270||$44,540|
|Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY||120||$43,860|
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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