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Machinist salary in United States

How much does a Machinist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $24.69
Low $17.48
High $34.89
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a machinist is $24.69 per hour in the United States. 13.9k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Machinists in United States

  1. Moog, Inc
    670 reviews78 salaries reported
    $31.46per hour
  2. $14.14per hour
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Highest paying cities for Machinists near United States

  1. Tonawanda, NY
    $27.73 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  2. Dayton, OH
    $26.16 per hour
    60 salaries reported
  3. Green Bay, WI
    $26.09 per hour
    67 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $25.42 per hour
    66 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $25.14 per hour
    166 salaries reported
  3. Newport News, VA
    $24.89 per hour
    58 salaries reported
  1. Norfolk, VA
    $24.27 per hour
    116 salaries reported
  2. Wichita, KS
    $24.10 per hour
    34 salaries reported
  3. Tulsa, OK
    $22.00 per hour
    132 salaries reported
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Where can a Machinist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Machinists

Most recommended skill

Electrical Discharge Machining(earn +29.75% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 13.62% since 2018. Machinists with this skill earn +29.75% more than the average base salary, which is $24.69 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20122096increase by 2096
20135224increase by 149.24%
20145962increase by 14.13%
20153280decrease by 44.98%
20162920decrease by 10.98%
20172830decrease by 3.08%
20183863increase by 36.50%
20193337decrease by 13.62%

Top companies hiring Machinists with the recommended skill

Delta Air Lines
BID Group
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Top licenses
Journeyman License

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Machinists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 5,636 ratings

55% of Machinists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

CNC Machinist

Job openings

Average $24.94 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Machinist

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