Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary

The average rate for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer is $21.49 per hour. A skill in CATIA is associated with high pay for this job.
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$38,638 - $79,139

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$15.19 - $29.35

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,638 - $79,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $6,953  
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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$35,264 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.19 - $29.35  
   
Overtime
$22.25 - $43.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$968 - $6,953  
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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$35,264 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 684
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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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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
$51,000



Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

CATIA
up arrow 45%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 3%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

CNC/NC
0%

SolidWorks
0%

National Average
$51,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 16%
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