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Estimated employment8,810
Mean wage21.49
Entry wage14.49
10th percentile wage13.05
50th percentile wage21.08
90th percentile wage29.80
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Manufacturing8,20093.1%
Professional and Business Services4405.0%
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities1101.2%
Other Services
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Trade, Transportation,, and Utilities11021.82
Other Services21.72
Manufacturing8,20021.60
Professional and Business Services44019.04
Machinists (51-4041)
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include 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, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$21.49 $19.88  $1.61
2013$21.30+.9%$19.71 +.9%$1.59
2012$20.90+1.9%$19.34 +1.9%$1.56
2011$20.55+1.7%$19.02 +1.7%$1.54
2010$20.22+1.6%$18.71 +1.6%$1.51
2009$20.01+1.1%$18.51 +1.1%$1.50
2008$19.66+1.8%$18.19 +1.8%$1.47
2007$19.14+2.7%$17.71 +2.7%$1.43
2006$18.71+2.3%$17.31 +2.3%$1.40
2005$18.30+2.2%$16.94 +2.2%$1.37
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$21.49 $26.43  -$4.93
2013$21.30+.9%$26.36 +.3%-$5.05
2012$20.90+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%-$4.92
2011$20.55+1.7%$25.38 +1.7%-$4.83
2010$20.22+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%-$4.76
2009$20.01+1.1%$24.57 +1.7%-$4.55
2008$19.66+1.8%$24.23 +1.4%-$4.57
2007$19.14+2.7%$23.61 +2.6%-$4.46
2006$18.71+2.3%$22.86 +3.3%-$4.15
2005$18.30+2.2%$22.15 +3.2%-$3.84

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 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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