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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary

A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer earns an average wage of $21.19 per hour.
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$38,503 - $80,012
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,517
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$14.99 - $29.54
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,503 - $80,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,992  
Profit Sharing
$980 - $5,000  
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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$34,309 - $73,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $29.54  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $43.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,992  
   
Profit Sharing
$980 - $5,000  
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).
)
$34,309 - $73,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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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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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries


CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%

Precision Machining
up arrow 4%

CNC/NC
0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$51,000

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 15%