Machinists


Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Include 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, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Industrial Machinery, Nec
  2. Metalworking Machinery
  3. Refrigeration And Service Machinery
  4. Motor Vehicles And Equipment
  5. Aircraft And Parts

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 9,020 15.46 10.27 18.05 32,160 21,360 37,550
Joplin MSA 390 12.17 9.40 13.56 25,320 19,540 28,200
St Louis MSA 4,330 17.51 11.77 20.38 36,430 24,490 42,390
Kansas City* 990 16.41 11.16 19.03 34,126 23,219 39,580
Central Region* 1,150 12.59 9.34 14.22 26,191 19,422 29,575
Northeast Region* 530 12.66 9.23 14.37 26,329 19,197 29,895
South Central Region* 560 14.83 11.03 16.72 30,839 22,943 34,787
Southeast Region* 620 14.45 12.00 15.67 30,056 24,963 32,603
Southwest Region* 490 12.04 9.46 13.33 25,035 19,667 27,719
St. Charles* 240 17.61 11.18 20.83 36,635 23,252 43,326
St. Louis City* 1,100 17.30 11.34 20.28 35,987 23,582 42,190
St. Louis County* 1,750 18.25 13.56 20.60 37,967 28,213 42,843
West Central Region* 280 13.67 9.66 15.67 28,429 20,094 32,596
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 410 18.83 13.29 21.60 39,171 27,643 44,935

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 10,390 10,530 140 1.35 227 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,240 2,290 50 2.23 50 Great
St Louis MSA 5,240 5,210 -30 -.57 107 Fair
Central Region* 1,160 1,080 -80 -6.90 24 Fair
Northeast Region* 390 360 -30 -7.69 8 Fair
Ozark Region* 690 680 -10 -1.45 14 Fair
South Central Region* 560 580 20 3.57 14 Great
Southeast Region* 830 730 -100 -12.05 17 Fair
Southwest Region* 700 640 -60 -8.57 14 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant