Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
146,600 1.6 % $18.62 $38,720 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.73 $14.19 $17.80 $22.36 $27.34
Annual Wage (2) $24,410 $29,510 $37,030 $46,520 $56,860


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 31,110 8.30 $18.36 $38,190
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,170 2.53 $16.72 $34,780
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,160 3.66 $18.05 $37,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,080 2.06 $23.59 $49,070
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,030 5.48 $20.08 $41,780

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 31,110 8.30 $18.36 $38,190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,030 5.48 $20.08 $41,780
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,160 3.66 $18.05 $37,550
Forging and Stamping 3,570 3.55 $17.34 $36,060
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,350 3.49 $17.44 $36,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 170 0.08 $24.28 $50,510
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,080 2.06 $23.59 $49,070
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $22.78 $47,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 0.02 $22.58 $46,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 850 0.06 $22.52 $46,830


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)
Ohio 12,790 2.42 2.28 $18.05 $37,540
Texas 12,690 1.10 1.03 $18.78 $39,070
Wisconsin 10,780 3.89 3.66 $19.11 $39,760
Michigan 10,770 2.60 2.44 $17.55 $36,510
California 10,490 0.68 0.64 $18.95 $39,430



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 10,780 3.89 3.66 $19.11 $39,760
Vermont 1,110 3.65 3.44 $24.49 $50,930
New Hampshire 1,850 2.91 2.74 $17.76 $36,930
Indiana 7,860 2.67 2.51 $16.34 $33,980
Michigan 10,770 2.60 2.44 $17.55 $36,510



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,660 0.56 0.52 $27.87 $57,970
Vermont 1,110 3.65 3.44 $24.49 $50,930
Connecticut 2,640 1.59 1.50 $21.52 $44,770
Massachusetts 2,600 0.77 0.72 $21.42 $44,560
New Jersey 2,920 0.75 0.70 $21.12 $43,930




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,200 1.78 1.67 $19.55 $40,670
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,920 4.71 4.43 $20.45 $42,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,710 0.90 0.85 $18.19 $37,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,400 1.81 1.70 $20.11 $41,820
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,310 3.24 3.05 $17.93 $37,290
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,690 2.29 2.15 $20.34 $42,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.73 0.69 $18.66 $38,810
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,060 3.93 3.70 $18.21 $37,870
Pittsburgh, PA 1,840 1.63 1.53 $18.74 $38,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.76 0.72 $18.45 $38,370



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)
Columbus, IN 1,000 20.28 19.08 $14.97 $31,150
Jackson, MI 640 10.61 9.98 $15.89 $33,040
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 590 9.92 9.33 $14.88 $30,960
Dubuque, IA 570 9.90 9.31 $17.17 $35,700
Janesville-Beloit, WI 500 7.91 7.44 $17.77 $36,960
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 900 7.23 6.80 $17.86 $37,140
Muncie, IN 280 6.53 6.14 $15.26 $31,740
Racine, WI 470 6.23 5.86 $15.63 $32,500
Fond du Lac, WI 240 5.27 4.96 $18.74 $38,980
Elmira, NY 190 5.27 4.96 $20.05 $41,700