Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
306,860 0.9 % $23.83 $49,560 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.95 $18.42 $23.03 $28.55 $34.58
Annual Wage (2) $31,090 $38,320 $47,910 $59,380 $71,930


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 34,960 17.81 $21.02 $43,720
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,350 3.58 $22.41 $46,620
Plastics Product Manufacturing 9,470 1.80 $22.32 $46,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,140 0.15 $24.21 $50,370
Animal Slaughtering and Processing 7,560 1.56 $19.50 $40,560

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 34,960 17.81 $21.02 $43,720
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2,620 9.31 $24.47 $50,890
Other Pipeline Transportation 480 7.40 $29.20 $60,740
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 6,330 6.94 $25.70 $53,450
Tobacco Manufacturing 890 6.59 $25.42 $52,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 670 0.35 $31.44 $65,400
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 430 5.01 $31.25 $65,000
Natural Gas Distribution 2,010 1.85 $31.16 $64,800
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 3,690 3.32 $30.21 $62,840
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 4,330 2.43 $30.18 $62,770


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 30,510 2.80 1.21 $23.48 $48,840
California 19,580 1.33 0.57 $27.05 $56,270
Ohio 15,940 3.11 1.34 $23.08 $48,010
Pennsylvania 15,540 2.77 1.20 $22.44 $46,680
Illinois 12,880 2.26 0.98 $26.09 $54,260




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 2,400 8.62 3.73 $27.21 $56,600
Alabama 9,260 5.02 2.17 $23.46 $48,790
Iowa 7,150 4.79 2.07 $20.83 $43,330
Kentucky 8,470 4.75 2.05 $24.62 $51,220
Indiana 11,940 4.18 1.81 $23.77 $49,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 770 2.40 1.04 $29.54 $61,430
Hawaii 500 0.83 0.36 $28.39 $59,060
Nevada 1,400 1.22 0.53 $27.95 $58,130
District of Columbia 250 0.38 0.16 $27.45 $57,090
Washington 6,700 2.37 1.02 $27.23 $56,630





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 11,230 4.07 1.76 $24.70 $51,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,490 1.48 0.64 $26.83 $55,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,320 1.34 0.58 $28.84 $59,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,020 1.74 0.75 $22.25 $46,280
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,990 4.01 1.73 $25.44 $52,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,740 2.03 0.88 $23.51 $48,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 3,380 2.62 1.13 $24.37 $50,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,330 1.55 0.67 $23.02 $47,880
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 3,160 11.82 5.11 $26.31 $54,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,090 0.59 0.25 $25.83 $53,730