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

$19.40
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$1,210
Bonus
$1,250
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer is $19.40.
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$15.01
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$19.40
90%
$25.57
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
Bonus
$291 - $5,156
Profit Sharing
$401 - $6,953
Total Pay
$32,268 - $61,265

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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, 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.

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. An early career Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Operator and Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.59 based on 1,923 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 22.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.9% more) and Rochester, New York (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.0% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,706 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
40.9%
Experienced
30.1%
Late Career
26.7%