With the new factory being made by Tesla Motors to create batteries the need for CNC machinists has gone up thus increasing wages. Average salary for a machinist in Nevada is at $25 a hour which is above national average while cost of living still is low. Beyond the factory in tesla the mining industry, automotive, and aircraft industries are a common place for a cnc machinist to find work in. Most jobs will be located in or around the Las Vegas/Reno area. Lack of training from multiple institutes has also inflated wages in the area.