Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salary

The average rate for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer is $22.14 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CATIA, CNC Process Engineering, and NX Unigraphics.
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$40,274 - $91,324
$40K
$61K
$91K
MEDIAN: $61,048
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$16.28 - $30.31
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$0$91K
Salary $40,274 - $91,324
Bonus $101 - $9,766
Profit Sharing $264 - $4,027
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,306 - $78,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.28 - $30.31
Overtime $23.78 - $45.10
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $101 - $9,766
Profit Sharing $264 - $4,027
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,306 - $78,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 626

Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

A computer numerically controlled (CNC) programmer programs the machines that cut, shape, and finish materials such as metals, plastics, or wood into usable components. The CNC programmer must study the drawings and blueprints of the components that need to be manufactured and determine which machines will be required, what they will need to do, and the order in which the work needs to be done. Often, CNC programmer are also asked to estimate how long the job will take.

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Tasks

  • Program, test, and revise machine programming.
  • Tooling and design of machining, including electric and sand core molds, mills, and lathes.
  • Analyze blueprints and job orders before programming and compare results with original specifications.
  • Sequence automatic machine operations and select cutting tools.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer


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Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

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

Pay by Experience for a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 288 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 234 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 291 salaries. A Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,915

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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer?

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer in Lewisburg:
"It is fun and chalanging."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Stressful feel under paid.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer in Geneva:
"Great Learning Experience."
Pros: It is definitely a great learning experience, but most of all I love what I do and there always seems to be obstacles and challenges for me to overcome. I am always up for a challenge but most importantly this position allows me challenge myself. I set goals and thrive to accomplish these goals each and every year.
Cons: What I like least about my job is the fact that I am not a part of the production meetings that are happening on a week to week basis. A lot of times I am not made aware of changes and upcoming production shortages until the timeline has reached a crucial point.

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Key Stats for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$53,000

▼4%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programmer Salaries

CATIA
▲41%

CNC Process Engineering
▲20%

NX Unigraphics
▲18%



▲2%


MASTERCAM
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼1%

▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 17%