Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,340 2.3 % $23.64 $49,170 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.90 $17.94 $22.36 $28.22 $34.90
Annual Wage (2) $31,000 $37,320 $46,510 $58,700 $72,600


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 5,650 1.54 $23.76 $49,410
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,910 1.62 $23.87 $49,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,510 0.30 $32.72 $68,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,460 0.53 $22.40 $46,580
Employment Services 1,330 0.04 $22.13 $46,030

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 2,910 1.62 $23.87 $49,650
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,650 1.54 $23.76 $49,410
Forging and Stamping 840 0.86 $22.23 $46,240
Hardware Manufacturing 150 0.67 $20.86 $43,390
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 700 0.66 $24.80 $51,580

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 1,510 0.30 $32.72 $68,050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $30.35 $63,140
Building Equipment Contractors 210 0.01 $28.09 $58,440
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 360 0.12 $27.44 $57,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $27.02 $56,210


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 2,580 0.18 0.96 $27.37 $56,930
Texas 1,810 0.17 0.90 $23.35 $48,580
Michigan 1,680 0.42 2.29 $23.43 $48,730
Indiana 1,440 0.50 2.74 $20.58 $42,810
Illinois 1,430 0.25 1.37 $23.20 $48,250




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 1,410 0.52 2.83 $23.96 $49,830
Indiana 1,440 0.50 2.74 $20.58 $42,810
Connecticut 720 0.44 2.39 $23.63 $49,160
Michigan 1,680 0.42 2.29 $23.43 $48,730
Minnesota 1,020 0.38 2.06 $22.90 $47,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 820 0.29 1.59 $32.62 $67,850
Oregon 430 0.26 1.44 $27.38 $56,950
California 2,580 0.18 0.96 $27.37 $56,930
Kansas 490 0.37 2.01 $26.96 $56,080
Vermont 110 0.35 1.93 $26.59 $55,320





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 870 0.24 1.28 $24.51 $50,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.46 2.48 $23.68 $49,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.18 0.98 $28.63 $59,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 660 0.81 4.43 $25.26 $52,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.45 2.47 $35.21 $73,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 560 0.20 1.10 $25.48 $52,990
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 560 0.50 2.72 $23.86 $49,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.33 1.78 $24.98 $51,960
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 420 0.47 2.53 $21.99 $45,740
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 350 0.63 3.44 $24.75 $51,480




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)
Rockford, IL 200 1.36 7.42 $20.45 $42,540
Jackson, MI 70 1.18 6.41 $19.24 $40,020
Waterbury, CT 70 1.17 6.37 $21.45 $44,620
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 1.08 5.90 $16.61 $34,550
Wichita, KS 300 1.06 5.79 $28.14 $58,530
Monroe, MI 40 0.98 5.36 $18.41 $38,300
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 120 0.96 5.26 $18.45 $38,380
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.84 4.58 $20.62 $42,890
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 660 0.81 4.43 $25.26 $52,550
Springfield, OH 40 0.79 4.32 $18.55 $38,590




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 660 0.45 2.47 $35.21 $73,230
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 1.74 $32.15 $66,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.38 $30.59 $63,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 260 0.28 1.55 $30.41 $63,250
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 110 0.13 0.70 $30.00 $62,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 0.94 $29.86 $62,100
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.28 1.55 $29.51 $61,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.18 0.98 $28.63 $59,540
Stockton, CA 40 0.20 1.07 $28.33 $58,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.52 $28.33 $58,920

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 5.64 $20.65 $42,940
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.66 3.58 $19.65 $40,870
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.55 3.01 $24.76 $51,500
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.75 4.10 $19.54 $40,640
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.61 3.33 $21.96 $45,680

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)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 1.11 6.05 $24.21 $50,370
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 5.64 $20.65 $42,940
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 4.69 $22.17 $46,120
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.82 4.48 $23.09 $48,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.75 4.10 $19.54 $40,640

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.36 $25.98 $54,030
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.76 $24.80 $51,590
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.55 3.01 $24.76 $51,500
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 1.79 $24.71 $51,400
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.13 $24.38 $50,710


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014