Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salary (United States)

Male Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.63 per hour in the United States. Pay ranges from $12.61 per hour on the low end to $24.31 on the higher side. Total cash compensation runs from $30,630 to $63,611, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2,489 and profit sharing that reaches $3,936. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and 41 percent get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$30,630 - $63,611
(Median)
31K
37K
45K
56K
64K
MEDIAN: $45,208
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$12.61 - $24.31
(Median)
13
15
18
21
24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,630 - $63,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,489  
Profit Sharing
$498.00 - $3,936  
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).
)
$28,490 - $58,595  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $24.31  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $34.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.00 - $3,936  
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).
)
$28,490 - $58,595  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,570
Is Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
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.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists may receive a large increase in pay with career advancement. Those who transition into an upper level Manufacturing Production Supervisor position may earn an additional $9,427 per year. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer or a Machinist Set Up Operator is a typical transition from a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist role.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Survey results show that Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in CAD/CAM, CNC/NC, Precision Machining, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 13 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know CNC/NC also know Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $34K, which grows to $40K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $46K. As Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $50K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 28 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 20 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Everett
up arrow 18%
up arrow 15%
Minneapolis
up arrow 13%
up arrow 10%
up arrow 8%
Rochester
up arrow 6%
Tulsa
up arrow 5%
Cincinnati
up arrow 5%
Lafayette
up arrow 4%
Cleveland
up arrow 3%
Rockford
up arrow 2%
National Average
$41,000
Milwaukee
up arrow 1%
Oklahoma City
up arrow 2%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 23%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Everett offers some of the highest pay in the country for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists, 18 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Houston, top-paying markets where Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists rake in more than the national norm (+15 percent, +13 percent, +10 percent, and +8 percent). Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinists in Pittsburgh bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Workers in San Diego and Oklahoma City earn less than others in this profession; their -6 percent and -2 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries

up arrow 13%
up arrow 7%
Blueprints
up arrow 3%
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -