Machinists
(including CNC)

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

The Facts

Median ANNUAL EARNINGS

$53,232

Median Annual Earnings
are the midpoint earned
by 50 percent of workers
who are the lowest paid
and 50 percent of workers
who are the highest paid
in a particular occupation.

Jobs

483

Jobs are any position in
which a worker provides
labor in exchange for
monetary compensation
(note: one individual may
hold multiple jobs).

Average Annual Earnings

$52,048

Average Annual Earnings
are determined by
dividing the total earnings
for the occupation by the
number of jobs in the
occupation.

*Earnings include base rate plus commission and tips in some occupations.
© 2021 | UpSKILL Coastal Bend