Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,360 2.7 % $23.27 $48,400 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.48 $17.61 $22.07 $27.66 $34.47
Annual Wage (2) $30,130 $36,620 $45,900 $57,540 $71,690


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,560 1.18 $23.54 $48,960
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,240 1.47 $22.83 $47,500
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,250 0.26 $31.02 $64,520
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,030 0.42 $21.79 $45,330
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,020 0.46 $22.01 $45,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,240 1.47 $22.83 $47,500
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 3,560 1.18 $23.54 $48,960
Forging and Stamping 530 0.61 $23.22 $48,310
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 200 0.50 $22.49 $46,780
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,020 0.46 $22.01 $45,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,250 0.26 $31.02 $64,520
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $26.71 $55,560
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 190 0.07 $25.56 $53,160
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 150 0.12 $24.79 $51,560
Building Equipment Contractors 40 (7) $24.19 $50,310


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,730 0.12 0.96 $27.75 $57,720
Texas 1,210 0.12 0.93 $23.83 $49,570
Pennsylvania 1,080 0.20 1.54 $21.79 $45,320
Wisconsin 1,040 0.40 3.11 $22.42 $46,640
Ohio 1,010 0.21 1.59 $21.48 $44,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 1,040 0.40 3.11 $22.42 $46,640
Vermont 110 0.37 2.87 $19.07 $39,660
New Hampshire 160 0.27 2.08 $24.13 $50,180
Kansas 350 0.27 2.08 $25.84 $53,740
Michigan 1,000 0.27 2.06 $23.11 $48,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 520 0.19 1.51 $31.19 $64,880
California 1,730 0.12 0.96 $27.75 $57,720
Arizona 230 0.10 0.75 $27.50 $57,200
Connecticut 330 0.20 1.59 $26.34 $54,790
Oregon 390 0.25 1.94 $25.95 $53,970

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 660 0.17 1.34 $26.35 $54,810
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.16 1.27 $19.06 $39,640
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 450 0.18 1.41 $25.74 $53,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 390 0.29 2.22 $32.50 $67,610
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 380 0.38 2.92 $25.75 $53,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.20 1.58 $27.21 $56,590
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 330 0.42 3.24 $22.64 $47,080
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 320 0.33 2.57 $26.56 $55,240
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.25 1.92 $22.30 $46,390
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.18 1.43 $29.18 $60,690




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Erie, PA 100 0.78 6.09 $17.35 $36,080
Wichita, KS 200 0.73 5.63 $30.89 $64,240
Waterbury, CT 40 0.64 4.97 $28.76 $59,820
Dayton, OH 180 0.50 3.92 $23.39 $48,650
Wausau, WI 30 0.50 3.85 $20.12 $41,860
Rockford, IL 70 0.49 3.84 $20.01 $41,620
Syracuse, NY 140 0.47 3.67 $18.81 $39,130
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 50 0.46 3.60 $19.13 $39,800
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 150 0.42 3.26 $20.49 $42,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 330 0.42 3.24 $22.64 $47,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.15 1.15 $35.46 $73,760
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 1.31 $32.71 $68,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 390 0.29 2.22 $32.50 $67,610
Wichita, KS 200 0.73 5.63 $30.89 $64,240
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.31 $60,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.18 1.43 $29.18 $60,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $28.91 $60,140
Waterbury, CT 40 0.64 4.97 $28.76 $59,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 170 0.14 1.06 $27.90 $58,040
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.25 1.94 $27.87 $57,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 5.42 $20.77 $43,200
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 6.81 $21.48 $44,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.28 $18.59 $38,670
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 4.23 $20.26 $42,140
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.79 $18.96 $39,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 6.81 $21.48 $44,670
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 5.89 $18.17 $37,790
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 5.42 $20.77 $43,200
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 4.23 $20.26 $42,140
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 3.79 $18.96 $39,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.38 $24.62 $51,200
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 2.61 $24.48 $50,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.17 $23.78 $49,460
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.97 $22.06 $45,890
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.99 $21.58 $44,880


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011