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Machinists in Massachusetts

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Machinists in Massachusetts

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

1.3% Jobs Projection
$51,050 Median Salary
1,130 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Machinists in Massachusetts is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Machinists Work in Massachusetts?

7,790 people worked as Machinists in 2018 in this state.

There were 7,570 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 1.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,130 annual job openings, and a total of 11,270 jobs for Massachusetts Machinists in 2026.

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

What do Machinists Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $33,310 to $77,140 with $51,050 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.01 to $37.09. The median hourly rate was $24.54.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.89 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.65.

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


Top Massachusetts Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,200 $51,810
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,570 $48,290
Springfield, MA-CT 1,220 $45,440
Worcester, MA-CT 850 $48,080
New Bedford, MA 160 $56,480
Leominster-Gardner, MA 150 $51,710
Barnstable Town, MA 50 $46,950

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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