Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes "Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
301,560 0.8 % $23.41 $48,690 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.83 $18.14 $22.56 $28.03 $34.04
Annual Wage (2) $30,850 $37,730 $46,920 $58,310 $70,800


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 33,970 17.84 $20.88 $43,440
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,140 3.65 $22.32 $46,420
Plastics Product Manufacturing 8,880 1.73 $21.93 $45,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,770 0.16 $24.02 $49,970
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 8,000 2.01 $29.27 $60,870

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 33,970 17.84 $20.88 $43,440
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,640 9.46 $24.06 $50,040
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills 1,650 5.89 $16.84 $35,030
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 5,470 5.87 $24.68 $51,330
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing 670 5.64 $22.31 $46,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 2,370 2.22 $29.77 $61,910
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 0.01 $29.57 $61,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,550 0.72 $29.54 $61,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 320 3.73 $29.39 $61,130
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 3,950 3.56 $29.38 $61,110


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 31,450 2.97 1.28 $23.04 $47,930
California 19,880 1.39 0.60 $26.40 $54,920
Pennsylvania 16,590 2.96 1.28 $21.75 $45,250
Ohio 14,770 2.92 1.26 $22.45 $46,690
Michigan 12,350 3.15 1.36 $23.41 $48,690




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 2,310 8.32 3.60 $26.77 $55,690
Alabama 9,040 4.95 2.14 $22.84 $47,510
Kentucky 7,490 4.24 1.83 $23.72 $49,330
Indiana 11,620 4.13 1.78 $22.99 $47,820
Arkansas 4,650 4.02 1.74 $21.66 $45,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 210 0.33 0.14 $27.95 $58,130
Washington 6,520 2.36 1.02 $27.75 $57,720
Alaska 570 1.80 0.78 $27.66 $57,540
Nevada 1,490 1.32 0.57 $27.29 $56,760
Hawaii 640 1.09 0.47 $27.24 $56,660





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 11,490 4.35 1.88 $25.31 $52,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,550 1.52 0.66 $26.21 $54,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,430 1.40 0.61 $27.71 $57,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,750 1.79 0.77 $21.57 $44,870
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,750 2.06 0.89 $22.91 $47,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,630 1.61 0.69 $22.23 $46,250
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,280 12.39 5.35 $24.76 $51,510
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,180 3.24 1.40 $24.41 $50,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,130 1.81 0.78 $25.13 $52,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.60 0.26 $25.06 $52,120