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Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer is $18.94 per hour.
Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salary (?
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$34,407 - $78,906
(Median)
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79K
MEDIAN: $42,920
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Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salary (?
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$13.14 - $25.10
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,407 - $78,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,555  
Profit Sharing
$778 - $4,069  
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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$29,808 - $61,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$17.20 - $36.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,555  
   
Profit Sharing
$778 - $4,069  
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).
)
$29,808 - $61,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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.

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Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 16%