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Average Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Hourly Pay

$19.75
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,162
Bonus
$12,500
Commission
$1,499
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer is $19.75.
10%
$14.10
MEDIAN
$19.75
90%
$28.24
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $28
Bonus
$206 - $4,997
Profit Sharing
$404 - $5,057
Commission
$0 - $12,500
Total Pay
$30,504 - $65,278
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What Do Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmers Do?

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer Tasks
  • 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.
  • Use gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
  • Recognize, deploy and properly use inserts, fixtures and tooling.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.

Job Satisfaction for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer

3.7 out of 5
(1,202)
Highly Satisfied
102Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Fastenal Company and Eaton Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Tecomet where the average pay is $29.99. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Eaton Corporation, earning around $27.00 and $22.19, respectively. Precision pays the lowest at around $16.75. Parker Hannifin Corp and Steel Fab Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.00 and $18.09, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmers?

Skills in Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Precision Machining and CAD/CAM are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation and CNC/NC.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmers?

An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.65 based on 96 salaries. An early career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.04 based on 1,561 salaries. A mid-career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.77 based on 1,214 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.18 based on 1,147 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.2% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (6.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,076 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.9%
Early Career
30.8%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
20.8%