Career Profile

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Education HS diploma or less
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $57,500
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights install, maintain, and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery.

General Information

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans. Excludes Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (49-3042), and Maintenance Workers, Machinery (49-9043).

Training Funds Available

This is a Rural Capital Area Target Occupation.
Training and education opportunities are available with eligible providers throughout the state.

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 105 openings per year are projected for Industrial Machinery Mechanics.


Employment Change

Employment for Industrial Machinery Mechanics is forecasted to increase significantly more than the regional average by 19.1% between 2023 and 2028.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $27.66/hour. Entry level workers are paid $20.14, while experienced workers are paid $33.04. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 746 Industrial Machinery Mechanics in the RCA region. By 2028 this number could reach 889.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Industrial Machinery Mechanics are Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance, Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers, and Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Industrial Machinery Mechanics include Mechanical, English Language, and Production and Processing.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Industrial Machinery Mechanics is HS diploma or less. 26% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET