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Machinists

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
514041  Machinists 8,804 9,525 721 8.19 % 326 72 254 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    3,470  39 % 3,830  40 % 360  10 % $47,500
Machinery Manufacturing    1,090  12 % 1,060  11 % -30  -3 % $48,890
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    840  10 % 850  9 % 10  1 % $52,920
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    580  7 % 650  7 % 70  12 % $62,330
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    570  7 % 610  6 % 40  6 % $50,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    550  6 % 680  7 % 130  24 % $47,300
Administrative and Support Services    550  6 % 680  7 % 130  24 % $47,300
Wholesale Trade    260  3 % 290  3 % 30  10 % $50,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    200  2 % 230  2 % 30  15 % $50,800
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    200  2 % 230  2 % 30  15 % $50,800
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    180  2 % 200  2 % 20  10 % $48,210
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    140  2 % 160  2 % 20  10 % $42,210
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    100  1 % 110  1 % 10  4 % $44,540
Primary Metal Manufacturing    100  1 % 100  1 % 0  2 % $45,640
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