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

$16.59
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$990
Bonus
$1,348
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer is $16.59.
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$12.38
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$16.59
90%
$22.39
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$198 - $4,039
Profit Sharing
$395 - $4,470
Total Pay
$26,875 - $52,944

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

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 $14.32 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.40 based on 1,413 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.52 based on 1,416 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 Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (10.3% less), Cleveland, Ohio (9.6% less) and Dayton, Ohio (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,196 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.6%
Mid Career
33.7%
Experienced
33.7%
Late Career
29.9%