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Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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In May 2015, median hourly earnings for industrial machinery mechanics were $23.89 (or $49,690 annually), according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $15.32 an hour (or $31,870 annually). The highest 10 percent earned $36.22 or more per hour (or $75,340 annually). Apprentices generally earn lower wages and earn incremental raises as they advance in their training. Earnings vary based on experience, skills, type of industry, and geographic location. Those working in union plants generally earn more than those in nonunion plants. Most industrial machinery mechanics are provided with benefit packages, which can include paid holidays and vacations; medical, dental, and life insurance; and retirement plans.

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