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Machinists in Maine

Want to work in Maine as a Machinist? Read this first!

-3% Jobs Projection
$49,780 Median Salary
130 Job Openings

While jobs for Machinists in Maine are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Machinists in Maine is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Machinists Work in Maine?

There were approximately 1,250 workers employed as Machinists in this state in 2018.

There were 1,430 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Machinists in this state are declining at a rate of 2.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 130 annual Machinists job openings in Maine, and 1,330 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Machinists Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $35,600 to $68,800 with $49,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.11 to $33.08. The median hourly rate was $23.93.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.61 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.32.

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


Top Maine Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME 320 $46,570
Portsmouth, NH-ME 310 $53,210
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 220 $45,670
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 70 $49,410
Bangor, ME 60 $46,190

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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