Career Profile

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $53,700
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.

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 101 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 20.3% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $25.82/hour. Entry level workers are paid $18.40, while experienced workers are paid $29.53. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 870.

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, Engineering and Technology, and Production and Processing.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Industrial Machinery Mechanics is HS diploma or less. 17% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET