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

$21.62
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with CNC/NC skills in Chicago, Illinois is $21.62.
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$14.85
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$21.62
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$34.52
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $35
Total Pay
$31,627 - $71,805

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

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 $18.58 based on 16 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 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 16.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (10.5% less), Los Angeles, California (10.3% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (9.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Early Career
42.1%
Experienced
44.7%
Late Career
13.2%