All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $48,487
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $14.91
    Median: $19.32
    Experienced: $25.63
  • Growth (2014-2019)3%
  • Openings (2014-2019)130
  • Current Employment 4,479
  • Projected Employment 4,546
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma

Machinists

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Machining
  • Repair
  • Lathes
  • Blueprints
  • Dimensions
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Computer Skills

occupational tasks

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)