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Manufacturing

Machinists

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.

A Day In The Life

Manufacturing Industry

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Salary Breakdown

Machinists

Average

$46,400

ANNUAL

$22.31

HOURLY

Entry Level

$30,800

ANNUAL

$14.81

HOURLY

Mid Level

$45,450

ANNUAL

$21.85

HOURLY

Expert Level

$64,710

ANNUAL

$31.11

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Machinists

20,060

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Machinists

Job Titles

Entry Level

JOB TITLE

Helper

Mid Level

JOB TITLE

Assistant

Expert Level

JOB TITLE

Senior Machinist

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Top Expected Tasks

Machinists


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Machinists

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Design

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Manual Dexterity

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

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