Job Profile: Machinist


Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments and may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. They are able to set up and operate both manual and CNC machines by reading and following a variety of blue prints and diagrams.



  • Average Hourly Wage = $21.58
  • Entry Hourly Wage = $13.80
  • Experienced Hourly Wage = $29.35
  • Median Hourly Wage = $20.43