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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.

Occupation Projection for Machinists

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
514041  Machinists 11,125 11,272 147 1.32 % 389 729 15 1,133 High school diploma or equivalent 

Machinists Projections by Industry

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    6,390  57 % 6,560  58 % 170  3 % $49,200
Machinery Manufacturing    1,710  15 % 1,700  15 % -10  -1 % $50,400
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    550  5 % 520  5 % -30  -5 % $57,390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    540  5 % 520  5 % -20  -5 % $59,420
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    400  4 % 400  4 % 0  2 % $54,270
Administrative and Support Services    330  3 % 350  3 % 20  6 % $46,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    330  3 % 350  3 % 20  6 % $46,610
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing    280  3 % 280  2 % 0  0 % $44,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  13 % $64,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  13 % $64,500
Wholesale Trade    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  8 % $47,930
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