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

A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer earns an average wage of $21.16 per hour.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary (?
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$38,338 - $77,484
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,538
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary (?
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$14.89 - $29.43
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,338 - $77,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,982  
Profit Sharing
$690 - $4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$33,827 - $73,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $29.43  
   
Overtime
$21.76 - $43.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$690 - $4,750  
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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$33,827 - $73,376  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 648
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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

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$51,000
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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

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$51,000

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

CAD/CAM
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Precision Machining
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CNC/NC
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$51,000
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 15%
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