Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary

The average rate for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer is $21.92 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CATIA and NX Unigraphics.
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$38,498 - $80,358
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,630
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$15.10 - $29.46
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,498 - $80,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,921  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $7,149  
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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$35,222 - $75,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $29.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.08 - $43.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,921  
   
Profit Sharing
$966 - $7,149  
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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$35,222 - $75,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 797
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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 by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,931

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Reviews

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

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer in Geneva:
"Great Learning Experience."
Pros: It is definitely a great learning experience, but most of all I love what I do and there always seems to be obstacles and challenges for me to overcome. I am always up for a challenge but most importantly this position allows me challenge myself. I set goals and thrive to accomplish these goals each and every year.
Cons: What I like least about my job is the fact that I am not a part of the production meetings that are happening on a week to week basis. A lot of times I am not made aware of changes and upcoming production shortages until the timeline has reached a crucial point.

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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 43%

NX Unigraphics
up arrow 20%

MASTERCAM
up arrow 8%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 3%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

CNC/NC
0%

National Average
$52,000

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

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 204 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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