Average Early-Career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with Machine Operation Skills Hourly Pay

$16.10
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$984
Bonus
$1,150
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with Machine Operation skills is $16.10.
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$12.39
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$16.10
90%
$20.97
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $21
Bonus
$197 - $3,122
Profit Sharing
$306 - $2,936
Total Pay
$26,807 - $51,138

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

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.

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Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer

Skills in CNC/NC, Machine Programming, Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Precision Machining and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average.

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

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 $14.08 based on 47 salaries. A mid-career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.75 based on 569 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.82 based on 545 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (11.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (12.2% less), Houston, Texas (5.2% less) and Dayton, Ohio (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,493 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.1%
Mid Career
38.1%
Experienced
36.5%
Late Career
22.2%