The States That Pay CNC Machinists The Most30 Comments
The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the median salary for machinists and tool and die makers – a category which includes Computer Numerical Control Machinists (CNC) – at about $19.19 an hour, or $39,910 a year. Some states, like the ones listed below, pay even more. Sometimes they can pay as much as $47,000 a year, depending on demand. This is a position that will experience an estimated 7% growth between 2010 and 2020, adding upwards of 29,900 machinists to the workforce in that time.
In this list, you’ll find the states that offer the highest salaries for CNC Machinist jobs.
We gathered the salary information from real-world CNC Machinist job listings, along with the pay being offered for those particular jobs. We’ve referred to several sources to collect this information, including many of the more common job listing sites, including SimplyHired, PayScale, Glassdoor.com, and Indeed. We’ve based these results on salary information that’s been extracted from millions of job listings from a multitude of sources over the last year. More often than not, job descriptions will not include salary information, but there are enough listings to calculate the median salary results for any number of industries and keywords.
The number one state for CNC Machinists based on pay:
Sharing the number one spot are Mississippi and New York, where the average salary for a CNC Machinist is $22.60 an hour, which means a salary of $47,000 a year. The average salary for machinists in these two states is 16% higher than the average salary for CNC Machinists nationwide.
Massachusetts and Washington DC share second place, offering CNC Machinists a salary of $22.12 an hour, or $46,000 a year. The average salary for CNC Machine Operator jobs in these two states is 14% higher than the average salary for CNC Machinists nationwide.
In third position, we have three states: California, Georgia, and Connecticut. All three of these states offer CNC Machinists an average salary of $21.15 an hour, or $44,000 a year. The average salary for CNC Machinists in these states is 10% higher than the average salary for machinists nationwide.
In fourth place is the state of New Jersey. New Jersey offers its CNC Machinists an average salary of $20.67 an hour, or $43,000 a year. The average salary for CNC Machinist jobs in these states is 6% higher than the average salary for machinists nationwide.
We’re also including three U.S. territories as honorable mentions for this list. These territories offer salaries that are on par with the U.S. states on the list, however, they would only be a consideration for any machinists who are comfortable with the idea of relocating outside of the U.S.
In first place for the U.S. Territories is the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands offers machinists an average salary of $22.12 an hour, or $46,000 a year. This salary is on par with that of Massachusetts and Washington DC. The average machinist’s salary in the Virgin Islands is 15% higher than the average salary for machinists nationwide.
In second place is the territory of American Samoa, which offers its machinists a salary of $20.67 an hour, or $43,000 a year. This salary is on par with that of New Jersey. The average machinist’s salary in American Samoa is 8% higher than the average salary for machinists nationwide.
In third place for the U.S. territories is Puerto Rico, which boasts a salary of $19.71 an hour, or $41,000 a year. This salary is on par with that of Montana and Alabama. Although those two states didn’t make the list for highest-paying machinist jobs in the nation, Puerto Rico was included on this list as one of the highest-paying machinist jobs available in the U.S. territories. The average machinist’s salary in Puerto Rico is 1% higher than the average salary for machinists nationwide.
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