A sizeable majority of Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.24 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by roughly one-half. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,493 - $70,000
$45K
MEDIAN: $45,000
50%

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$12.86 - $25.93
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.24
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$45,000  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,157 - $61,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $25.93  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $38.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,033  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,157 - $61,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

A computer numerically controlled operator and programmer is responsible for programming operators and developing automation tools for their organization. They are in charge of creating scripts that facilitate production and troubleshooting malfunctioning computer equipment. These professionals must prevent production downtime and quality control incidents, as well as provide machine operator instructions and documentation for automated and numerically controlled equipment. They use a personal computer with proprietary software to measure performance. Additionally, the computer numerically controlled operator and programmer deals with unforeseen programming issues. They also assist in tasks related to numerically controlled manufacturing, such as preparing input for computers to generate actual machine control programs.

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Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Tasks

  • Recognize, deploy and properly use inserts, fixtures and tooling.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Use gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
  • Properly and safely load and unload castings and raw materials in CNC machinery.
  • Perform daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on CNC machinery.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer


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For Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer.

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Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer


Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know CAD/CAM command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Most people familiar with CNC/NC also know CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $42K. Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $46K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
026
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salaries

CAD/CAM
up arrow 21%

up arrow 1%

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
0%

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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