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Salary, Wages, Pay: Machinists




Median hourly earnings of machinists were $15.66 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.15 and $19.45. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.57, while the top 10 percent earned more than $23.17. Median hourly earnings in the manufacturing industries employing the largest number of machinists in 2002 were:

Metalworking machinery manufacturing $16.75
Other general purpose machinery manufacturing 15.91
Machine shops; turned product; and screw, nut, and bolt manufacturing 15.45
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 15.18
Employment services 9.41