$39,330
Avg. Salary
$15.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$985

Bonus

$966

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator is $15.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator is $39,330 per year.

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MEDIAN $39,330
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$0$182K
Salary $24,607 - $182,900
Bonus $201 - $3,628
Profit Sharing $197 - $2,948
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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$24,847 - $46,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.51 - $19.88
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $16.43 - $29.45
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $201 - $3,628
Profit Sharing $197 - $2,948
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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$24,847 - $46,438
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,205

Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator

CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) operators work in machinist positions in production facilities. CNC operators work with various shop machines to fabricate parts for assembly, usually from various metal compounds. They also set up their assigned machines for parts assembly runs, and then test the machines to ensure proper execution of the run. CNC operators also make adjustments as necessary to ensure the piece being fabricated or cut conforms to listed specifications. As each production run concludes, they physically inspect and measure each part created as well. It is vitally important at this point in the manufacturing process that parts are one hundred percent compliant with even the most minute details of an assembly specification. Part of CNC operators' jobs also involves monitoring machinery to verify it is operating properly and at peak efficiency.

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Tasks
  • Operate a jib crane to manipulate parts.
  • Perform basic quality checks at the point of production using scales, micrometers, calipers and gages.
  • Notify and involve the supervisor of any problems or issues that arise during production.
  • Interpret sketches in order to provide a quality finished product.
  • Operate and set up CNC machine.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator


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There are some Computer Numerically Controlled Operators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Computer Numerically Controlled Programmers, where earnings are an average $51K annually. Computer Numerically Controlled Operators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers or Machinist Set Up Operators. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator


Computer Numerically Controlled Operators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Blueprints, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Equipment Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with CNC/NC also tend to know Blueprints.

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 872 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 257 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 159 salaries. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $33,616

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Computer Numerically Controlled Operators in Cincinnati receive some of the highest pay in the country. Computer Numerically Controlled Operators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent) and Phoenix (+6 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (16 percent lower) and Cleveland (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 482 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
$34,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Salaries


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National Average
$34,000

Equipment Maintenance
▼1%

▼2%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 482 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 27%