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Estimated employment780
Mean wage$26.98
Entry wage$17.87
10th percentile wage$16.33
50th percentile wage$25.76
90th percentile wage$44.12
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Median Wage
Machinists (51-4041)
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. Machinists who primarily program or operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment are classified in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators and Programmers (51-9160).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$25.76 $21.83  $3.93
2019$24.72+4.2%$20.95 +4.2%$3.77
2018$24.01+2.9%$20.35 +2.9%$3.66
2017$23.29+3.1%$19.74 +3.1%$3.55
2016$22.66+2.8%$19.20 +2.8%$3.46
2015$22.12+2.4%$18.75 +2.4%$3.37
2014$21.62+2.3%$18.32 +2.3%$3.30
2013$21.21+1.9%$17.97 +1.9%$3.24
2012$20.86+1.7%$17.67 +1.7%$3.18
2011$20.52+1.6%$17.39 +1.6%$3.13
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$25.76 $26.15  -$0.38
2019$24.72+4.2%$25.09 +4.2%-$0.36
2018$24.01+2.9%$24.32 +3.1%-$0.31
2017$23.29+3.1%$23.67 +2.8%-$0.38
2016$22.66+2.8%$23.13 +2.3%-$0.47
2015$22.12+2.4%$22.65 +2.1%-$0.52
2014$21.62+2.3%$22.16 +2.2%-$0.54
2013$21.21+1.9%$21.72 +2.1%-$0.50
2012$20.86+1.7%$21.34 +1.7%-$0.48
2011$20.52+1.6%$21.01 +1.6%-$0.48
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Hartford $26.363,940
Norwich-New London $25.81630
Bridgeport-Stamford $25.76780
New Haven $22.831,360
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
Hartford $26.363,940
New Haven $22.831,360
Bridgeport-Stamford $25.76780
Norwich-New London $25.81630
Wages in other areas
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