Average Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with CNC/NC Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$21.18
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$500
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The average hourly pay for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with CNC/NC skills in Chicago, Illinois is $21.18.
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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.

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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 Blueprints and Machine Operation.

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

An early career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.77 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.30 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.61 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (7.1% less), Cleveland, Ohio (6.8% less) and Houston, Texas (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Early Career
35.0%
Mid Career
15.0%
Experienced
37.5%
Late Career
12.5%