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

The average wage for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist is $17.67 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. A skill in CAD/CAM is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Total Pay (?
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$30,565 - $63,987
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MEDIAN: $45,534
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Total Pay (?
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$12.64 - $24.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,565 - $63,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$497.32 - $3,109  
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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$28,576 - $59,009  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.64 - $24.40  
   
Overtime
$17.58 - $34.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Profit Sharing
$497.32 - $3,109  
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).
)
$28,576 - $59,009  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
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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 Difference By Location

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$41,000
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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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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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$41,000
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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
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%
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