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

The average rate for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer is $21.07 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CATIA, NX Unigraphics, and Engineering Design.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Total Pay (?
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$37,494 - $75,184
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MEDIAN: $54,292
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Total Pay (?
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$14.88 - $29.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,494 - $75,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,920  
Profit Sharing
$606 - $4,562  
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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$33,686 - $72,588  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$606 - $4,562  
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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$33,686 - $72,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,001
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Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

A computer numerically controlled (CNC) programmer programs the machines that cut, shape, and finish materials such as metals, plastics, or wood into usable components. The CNC programmer must study the drawings and blueprints of the components that need to be manufactured and determine which machines will be required, what they will need to do, and the order in which the work needs to be done. Often, CNC programmer are also asked to estimate how long the job will take.
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Tasks
  • Analyze blueprints and job orders before programming and compare results with original specifications.
  • Sequence automatic machine operations and select cutting tools.
  • Program, test, and revise machine programming.
  • Tooling and design of machining, including electric and sand core molds, mills, and lathes.

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Wichita
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Tulsa
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Cincinnati
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Milwaukee
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Cleveland
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Dallas
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Chicago
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National Average
$51,000
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

CATIA
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NX Unigraphics
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Engineering Design
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Precision Machining
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CNC/NC
0%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
National Average
$51,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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AutoCAD
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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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