The average wage for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist is $17.61 per hour.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. A skill in CAD/CAM is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Total Pay (?
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$30,302 - $63,144
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MEDIAN: $45,288
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Total Pay (?
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$12.63 - $24.33
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,302 - $63,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,480  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $2,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,473 - $58,563  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.63 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,480  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $2,987  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,473 - $58,563  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,541
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Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist
Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists are responsible for operating machine tools to create metallic pieces. They set up industrial machinery and oversee its functioning. CNC machinists must be able to interpret and use blueprints for specific piece design, as well as calibrate equipment to follow product specifications. They also follow strict company and industry safety regulations, as well as a tightly controlled sequence of functions.
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Tasks
  • Retest and rewrite CNC programs to ensure proper functioning.
  • Determine the sequence of machine operations and develop programs that run the machine tools.
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist
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Pay Difference By Location
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Seattle
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Tulsa
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$41,000
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Oklahoma City
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Akron
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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries

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Blueprints
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National Average
$41,000
Machine Operation
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%
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