Wages of Machinists- BLS Data

“Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.  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.”- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Machinists make critical  components that drive todays technologies.

Machinists make critical components that drive todays technologies.

But what does this career pay?

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BLS data for 51-4041 Machinists

Here are some different ways of looking at wages for machinists:

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Not all machinists work in machine shops, and pay varies by industry.

Source for this data: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes514041.htm

Info on starting a career in machining: http://yourcareerfacts.com/career-resources/