Becoming a Gunsmither via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering gunsmithing courses to train individuals to become top-notch gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, cnc machinists, machinist tool and dies, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 1,268,930 people employed as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in America, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic make on average $36,190 per year and there are about 23,770 of them employed today. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Gunsmither Salary Information

Category: Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

Total # Employed in the US 23,770
Average Hourly Wage: $17.4/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.7 $13.24 $16.69 $20.72 $25.48
Average Yearly Salary $36,190
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$22,260 $27,550 $34,720 $43,100 $52,990
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
23.3% 50.3% 17.3% 4.8% 3.6% 0.4% 0.2%
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Tennessee $24.78/hr $51,550
Missouri $20.54/hr $42,720
Delaware $19.64/hr $40,850
Kansas $19.38/hr $40,310
Massachusetts $18.44/hr $38,360
Colorado $18.41/hr $38,300
Kentucky $18.41/hr $38,300
Mississippi $18.31/hr $38,080
Michigan $18.29/hr $38,040
Nebraska $17.98/hr $37,400
Montana $17.96/hr $37,360
North Dakota $17.86/hr $37,150
Guam $17.75/hr $36,910
Utah $17.68/hr $36,770
North Carolina $17.17/hr $35,720
Wyoming $16.99/hr $35,340
New Hampshire $16.95/hr $35,260
California $16.55/hr $34,430
Arkansas $16.54/hr $34,400
Iowa $16.36/hr $34,030
South Carolina $16.14/hr $33,580
New York $16.12/hr $33,520
New Jersey $15.95/hr $33,180
Nevada $15.84/hr $32,950
Oklahoma $15.76/hr $32,770
Ohio $15.68/hr $32,610
Maine $15.53/hr $32,310
South Dakota $15.43/hr $32,090
West Virginia $15.43/hr $32,090
Wisconsin $15.26/hr $31,740
Puerto Rico $15.19/hr $31,590
Maryland $15.11/hr $31,430
Alabama $15.03/hr $31,270
Washington $14.91/hr $31,010
Oregon $14.62/hr $30,410
Louisiana $14.42/hr $29,990
Connecticut $14.26/hr $29,670
Hawaii $14.07/hr $29,260
New Mexico $14.03/hr $29,170
Idaho $13.62/hr $28,320


Category: Machinists

Total # Employed in the US 380,720
Average Hourly Wage: $18.72/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$11.34 $14.27 $18.1 $22.6 $27.52
Average Yearly Salary $38,940
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23,580 $29,690 $37,650 $47,010 $57,250
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
11.1% 49.2% 26.7% 9.2% 3.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Machinists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $26.57/hr $55,270
Indiana $25.22/hr $52,460
Mississippi $22.54/hr $46,880
Alaska $22.45/hr $46,700
Missouri $21.2/hr $44,090
North Dakota $20.99/hr $43,660
District of Columbia $20.8/hr $43,270
Tennessee $20.36/hr $42,340
Ohio $20.36/hr $42,360
Nebraska $20.31/hr $42,250
Wisconsin $20.23/hr $42,080
Virginia $19.96/hr $41,520
Montana $19.8/hr $41,180
Delaware $19.77/hr $41,120
Massachusetts $19.55/hr $40,670
Connecticut $19.4/hr $40,340
Guam $19.28/hr $40,100
Oklahoma $19.2/hr $39,940
Pennsylvania $19.2/hr $39,930
Michigan $19.1/hr $39,740
Colorado $18.93/hr $39,380
Arkansas $18.75/hr $39,010
North Carolina $18.67/hr $38,830
Kentucky $18.61/hr $38,700
Utah $18.59/hr $38,670
Maine $18.4/hr $38,260
Kansas $18.28/hr $38,030
Nevada $18.08/hr $37,600
Maryland $18.02/hr $37,480
New York $17.94/hr $37,310
South Carolina $17.88/hr $37,200
New Hampshire $17.79/hr $37,010
Puerto Rico $17.74/hr $36,910
Wyoming $17.61/hr $36,640
Oregon $17.6/hr $36,610
Washington $17.51/hr $36,410
Iowa $17.47/hr $36,340
New Jersey $17.44/hr $36,270
Hawaii $17.34/hr $36,060
Alabama $17.25/hr $35,880
Idaho $17.25/hr $35,880
South Dakota $17.12/hr $35,600
Louisiana $17.08/hr $35,540
California $17.07/hr $35,500
New Mexico $17.04/hr $35,450
West Virginia $15.81/hr $32,880


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