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Machinists in Montana

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

13.1% Jobs Projection
$45,760 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Machinists Work in Montana?

480 people worked as Machinists in 2018 in this state.

There were 510 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Montana

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 13.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


Montana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 70 annual job openings, and 690 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 Montana?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $28,270 to $65,020 with $45,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.59 to $31.26. The median hourly rate was $22.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.99 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.01.

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


Top Montana Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Billings, MT 80 $46,090
Missoula, MT 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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