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Machinists in Mississippi

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

8.7% Jobs Projection
$40,780 Median Salary
400 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Machinists Work in Mississippi?

2,230 people worked as Machinists in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,940 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 400 annual Machinists job openings in Mississippi, and 3,860 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 Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $23,210 to $60,820 with $40,780 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.16 to $29.24. The median hourly rate was $19.61.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.79 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.18.

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


Top Mississippi Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,260 $46,280
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 430 $54,620
Jackson, MS 330 $41,840
Hattiesburg, MS 40 $38,700

Top States for Machinists Employment

View the list below to see 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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