$46,730
Avg. Salary
$18.54
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,019

Bonus

$1,038

Profit Sharing

$7,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist is $18.54 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist is $46,730 per year.

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$13.35
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$18.54
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$25.38
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MEDIAN $46,730
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$0$66K
Salary $30,138 - $66,015
Bonus $204 - $3,035
Profit Sharing $301 - $6,510
Commission $7,750
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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$29,460 - $58,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 219
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.35 - $25.38
Overtime $18.83 - $36.33
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $204 - $3,035
Commission $7,750
Profit Sharing $301 - $6,510
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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$29,460 - $58,203
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,269

Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinists are responsible for operating machine tools to create metallic pieces. They set up industrial machinery and oversee its functioning. CNC machinists must be able to interpret and use blueprints for specific piece design, as well as calibrate equipment to follow product specifications. They also follow strict company and industry safety regulations, as well as a tightly controlled sequence of functions.

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Tasks
  • Determine the sequence of machine operations and develop programs that run the machine tools.
  • Retest and rewrite CNC programs to ensure proper functioning.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist


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Computer Numerically Controlled Machinists may progress into high-paying roles like Mechanical Engineer, where median compensation is $64K annually. It is not uncommon for a Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist to continue on to become a Machinist or a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist


Survey takers working as Computer Numerically Controlled Machinists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Editing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with CNC/NC also know Machine Operation and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Pay by Experience for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 872 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 579 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 571 salaries. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 385 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,535

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Computer Numerically Controlled Machinists that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Computer Numerically Controlled Machinists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent), Cincinnati (+7 percent), Oklahoma City (+6 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). Grand Rapids is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Milwaukee and Tulsa are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist?

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Lexington:
"I wish I knew how many hours some companies demand a week."
Understand that there is some stress involved with creating a quality part in a short amount of time. It is imperative that you learn to use your time wisely, by fully designing a proper course of processing to create a part from raw stock to a fully finished presentable part.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Indianapolis:
"Good job to learn."
Pros: Learning a new trade.
Cons: My pay rate.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Jasper:
"Good worker."
Pros: Keeps you thinking.
Cons: Nothing. All is good.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Laurens:
"Love the occupation."
Pros: Laid back Night supervisor. Plenty of smoke breaks. Eat at your station. Flexible with absences. Relatively low stress or pressure on nights. $0.50 night differential. Strong sense of team work on Nights.
Cons: Skilled/but outdated supervisor on Nights. Complete lack of communication plant wide. Empty promises from Management. Disorganized Management. Disorganization between days and nights. Zero programming, engineering, or maintenance help on nights. Ever changing part specifications to determine good or bad parts. Absolute minimal training. Drama filled due to one employee. Days against Nights atmosphere. Essentially set up for failure, Ex: given Timex material, required to make Rolex quality parts.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Augusta:
Brush up on your math. Pay attention to detail.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Akron:
"Salary."
Learn programming and manuals.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist in Muncie:
Always try to learn and improve or you won't succeed.

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Key Stats for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 626 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$42,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Salaries



▲6%



▼0%

▼0%

Setup
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

set up
▼2%


Editing
▼9%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 626 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 17%