How much does a Machinist make?

Updated Sep 27, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$48,525 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,306 salaries

$32K

Low

$49K

Average

$74K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Machinist is $48,525 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Machinist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2306 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Machinist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Machinist$48,525 /yr
L3
Senior Machinist$58,586 /yr
L4
Lead Machinist$58,901 /yr
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$47,663

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$38,485

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$42,221

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Aerotek
3.5

Aerotek

Machinist

$78,742

 /yr
Range: $31K - $117K
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$31K

$117K

$31,284 - $117,049 Range

Union Pacific
2

Union Pacific

Machinist - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $27 - $36

$27

$36

$27 - $36 Range

Flowserve
3.7

Flowserve

Machinist

$52,369

 /yr
Range: $40K - $80K

$40K

$80K

$39,900 - $80,220 Range

Norfolk Southern
2.3

Norfolk Southern

Machinist - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $27 - $35

$27

$35

$27 - $35 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Machinist - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $20 - $49

$20

$49

$20 - $49 Range

BNSF Railway
3.1

BNSF Railway

Machinist - Hourly

$34

 /hr
Range: $30 - $36

$30

$36

$30 - $36 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Machinist

$50,394

 /yr
Range: $17K - $113K

$17K

$113K

$17,349 - $112,991 Range

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Caterpillar
4

Caterpillar

Machinist - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $15 - $37

$15

$37

$15 - $37 Range

Eaton
3.9

Eaton

Machinist - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $17 - $29

$17

$29

$17 - $29 Range

Parker Hannifin
3.6

Parker Hannifin

Machinist

$54,683

 /yr
Range: $40K - $63K

$40K

$63K

$39,887 - $62,556 Range

GE Aviation
3.6

GE Aviation

Machinist

$55,456

 /yr
Range: $35K - $94K

$35K

$94K

$34,514 - $93,853 Range

Triumph Group
3

Triumph Group

Machinist

$66,537

 /yr
Range: $40K - $92K

$40K

$92K

$39,677 - $91,998 Range

GE
4

GE

Machinist

$56,085

 /yr
Range: $52K - $65K

$52K

$65K

$51,754 - $64,785 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Machinist

$56,923

 /yr
Range: $48K - $57K

$48K

$57K

$47,884 - $57,460 Range

Fastenal
3.6

Fastenal

Machinist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $11 - $21

$11

$21

$11 - $21 Range

Honeywell
3.7

Honeywell

Machinist

$46,758

 /yr
Range: $37K - $72K

$37K

$72K

$36,577 - $72,089 Range

Rexnord
3.5

Rexnord

Machinist - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $19 - $29

$19

$29

$19 - $29 Range

Dayton Progress
2.9

Dayton Progress

Machinist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $13 - $36

$13

$36

$13 - $36 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Machinist

$64,617

 /yr
Range: $48K - $134K

$48K

$134K

$47,683 - $134,074 Range

Amtrak
3.7

Amtrak

Machinist - Hourly

$33

 /hr
Range: $32 - $35

$32

$35

$32 - $35 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Machinist salaries

The national average salary for a Machinist is $48,525 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Machinist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2306 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Machinist employees.

The highest salary for a Machinist in United States is $73,832 per year.

The lowest salary for a Machinist in United States is $31,893 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent machinist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$18
hourly
A CNC Machinist in the Athens, GA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Athens, GA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$33
hourly
A Machinist in the Jacksonville, FL Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Jacksonville, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$25
hourly
A Machinist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$22
hourly
A CNC Machinist in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A CNC Machinist in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A CNC LATHE MACHINIST in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private