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

8.6% Jobs Projection
$49,440 Median Salary
510 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Machinists Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 4,520 Machinists working in the state.

There were 4,110 Machinists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Machinists in this state are growing at a rate of 8.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 2.0%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 510 annual job openings, and a total of 4,940 jobs for New Jersey Machinists in 2026.

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

What do Machinists Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Machinists ranged from $30,430 to $70,740 with $49,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.63 to $34.01. The median hourly rate was $23.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.82 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.05.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Machinists

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,160 $47,420
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,900 $48,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 860 $45,490
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 140 $49,080
Trenton, NJ 120 $50,610
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 $49,660

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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