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

A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator earns an average wage of $13.79 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salary (?
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$23,909 - $56,766
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $32,452
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salary (?
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$10.06 - $18.01
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,909 - $56,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,920  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $2,980  
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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$22,243 - $42,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $18.01  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $26.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $2,980  
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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$22,243 - $42,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 979
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Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator

CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) operators work in machinist positions in production facilities. CNC operators work with various shop machines to fabricate parts for assembly, usually from various metal compounds. They also set up their assigned machines for parts assembly runs, and then test the machines to ensure proper execution of the run. CNC operators also make adjustments as necessary to ensure the piece being fabricated or cut conforms to listed specifications. As each production run concludes, they physically inspect and measure each part created as well. It is vitally important at this point in the manufacturing process that parts are one hundred percent compliant with even the most minute details of an assembly specification. Part of CNC operators' jobs also involves monitoring machinery to verify it is operating properly and at peak efficiency.
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Tasks
  • Interpret sketches in order to provide a quality finished product.
  • Operate and set up CNC machine.
  • Notify and involve the supervisor of any problems or issues that arise during production.
  • Operate a jib crane to manipulate parts.
  • Perform basic quality checks at the point of production using scales, micrometers, calipers and gages.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator?
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator in Menomonee Falls:
"Helping Each Other."
Pros: We help each other out a lot and make sure the job is finished correctly.
Cons: The company doesn't see what we have improved in the last year and thinks we just slack off.

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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salaries

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Machine Operation
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National Average
$31,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 23%