Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $18.78 per hour nationwide. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and close to two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$13.00 - $24.15
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.44
10%
50%
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Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $24.15
Overtime $15.21 - $48.01
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $1,500
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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$27,757 - $82,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

A computer numerically controlled operator and programmer is responsible for programming operators and developing automation tools for their organization. They are in charge of creating scripts that facilitate production and troubleshooting malfunctioning computer equipment. These professionals must prevent production downtime and quality control incidents, as well as provide machine operator instructions and documentation for automated and numerically controlled equipment. They use a personal computer with proprietary software to measure performance. Additionally, the computer numerically controlled operator and programmer deals with unforeseen programming issues. They also assist in tasks related to numerically controlled manufacturing, such as preparing input for computers to generate actual machine control programs.

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Computer Numerically Controlled 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.

Common Career Paths for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer


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Many Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers move into a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers on average bring in a similar salary to Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers.

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Popular Skills for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer


Survey takers who work as Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know CAD/CAM can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Most people who know CNC/NC also know CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 28 salaries. A Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 21 salaries.

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Key Stats for Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salaries

▲29%

▲12%

▲3%

National Average
$41,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Computer Numerically Controlled Operator and Programmer Salaries

CAD/CAM
▲25%

CNC/NC
▲3%


National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 47%