Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Machinists (51-4041)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 178 196 10.11 6 13 21
United States 395200 405100 0.0 13300 27400 41600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 22.98 14.06 17.26 22.04 27.85 33.20
Alaska 30.90 17.25 22.16 28.12 39.16 49.28
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.06 21.58 23.52 27.99 39.16 44.67
Balance of State 30.79 14.51 18.87 27.23 38.86 57.75

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.