Average Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator Hourly Pay

$15.91
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$980
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator is $15.91.
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$12.21
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$15.91
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$20.59
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What Do Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operators?

Skills in CNC/NC, Precision Measurement and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operators?

An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.12 based on 70 salaries. An early career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.20 based on 1,159 salaries. A mid-career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.02 based on 409 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.17 based on 258 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator in their job title in Wichita, Kansas earn an average of 2.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (0.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (14.7% less), Dallas, Texas (9.7% less) and Houston, Texas (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,026 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
57.2%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
6.4%