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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Salary

A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer earns an average wage of $18.62 per hour.

$34,965 - $73,637
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,358
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50%
90%

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$13.17 - $25.31
(Median)
$13
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,965 - $73,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $5,061  
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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$30,075 - $63,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.17 - $25.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.55 - $37.61  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $5,061  
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).
)
$30,075 - $63,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,336

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Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer

A computer numerically controlled (CNC) operator and programmer holds a highly specialized position found principally in production companies. They handle computer-programmed machinery that perform a wide variety of functions, such as drilling, cutting, or shaping materials. The raw materials handled by CNC machines may be too strong or dense for workers to shape or work with by themselves.

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Tasks

  • Recognize, deploy and properly use inserts, fixtures and tooling.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Use gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
  • Properly and safely load and unload castings and raw materials in CNC machinery.
  • Perform daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on CNC machinery.

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What is it like working as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer?

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer in Houston:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I live fairly close and have a very good working relationship with my boss and general manager.
Cons: I get all of the blame and none of the credit. The office environment is fairly hostile and I get treated as the salesmen personal drafter.

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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Salaries

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CNC/NC
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 2%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 6%

Machine Operation
up arrow 11%

Welding
up arrow 12%

Blueprints
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 513 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 19%
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