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Employment Information

Wages

Industrial Machinery Mechanic:

• Seattle, Bellevue, Everett Metropolitan Area: $28.82/hour median wage
• Washington: $26.90/hour median wage
• National: $24.06/hour median wage

Electrical and Electronics Repairer of Commercial and Industrial Equipment:

• Seattle, Bellevue, Everett Metropolitan Area: $34.85/hour median wage
• Washington: $33.39/hour median wage
• National: $27.04/hour median wage
 

Employment Outlook

As of 2016, there were 6,070 Industrial Machinery Mechanics and 1,750 Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commercial and Industrial Equipment across Washington state.

Between 2014 and 2024, the number of jobs in Washington state are projected to increase by 13% (+270* positions annually) for Industrial Machinery Mechanics and 7% (+40* positions annually) for Electrical and Electronics Repairers of Commercial and Industrial Equipment.

*Projected annual job openings includes new jobs due to growth and net replacement (example: replacing retiring workforce).

Working Environment

Industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights held about 464,400 jobs in 2014. The largest employers of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights were as follows:

• Manufacturing: 54%
• Wholesale Trade: 9%
• Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance (excluding automotive and electronic): 9%

Most worked in factories, refineries, food-processing facilities, or power plants, or at construction sites.

Technicians usually work a 40-hour week — days, evenings or weekends, and possibly on-call. Full-time workers receive benefits.