A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer earns an average wage of $21.15 per hour.Rate goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. A skill in SolidWorks is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Total Pay (?
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$38,551 - $74,189
(Median)
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54K
63K
74K
MEDIAN: $53,671
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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Total Pay (?
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$14.90 - $29.12
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,551 - $74,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,988  
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $4,562  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.50  
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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$33,966 - $72,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,040
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $29.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$21.72 - $42.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,988  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.50  
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $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).
)
$33,966 - $72,685  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,040
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Wichita
up arrow 28%
Dallas
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Tulsa
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Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
up arrow 9%
Cleveland
up arrow 8%
Chicago
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National Average
$51,000
Portland
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Fort Worth
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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

up arrow 6%
Precision Machining
up arrow 3%
CNC/NC
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%
National Average
$51,000
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 16%
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