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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-9162 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.


National estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
Industry profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
Geographic profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

National estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,800 1.9 % $ 29.98 $ 62,360 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.41 $ 23.16 $ 29.22 $ 36.80 $ 41.80
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,290 $ 48,160 $ 60,780 $ 76,540 $ 86,940


Industry profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,750 1.77 $ 29.86 $ 62,120
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,250 0.32 $ 28.67 $ 59,630
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,230 1.39 $ 29.63 $ 61,620
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,050 0.46 $ 29.79 $ 61,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,990 0.42 $ 41.49 $ 86,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,750 1.77 $ 29.86 $ 62,120
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,230 1.39 $ 29.63 $ 61,620
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,050 0.46 $ 29.79 $ 61,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,990 0.42 $ 41.49 $ 86,310
Foundries 360 0.35 $ 27.15 $ 56,470

Top paying industries for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $ 46.11 $ 95,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,990 0.42 $ 41.49 $ 86,310
Building Equipment Contractors 150 0.01 $ 36.85 $ 76,640
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.02 $ 34.21 $ 71,160
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $ 32.68 $ 67,970


Geographic profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,810 0.17 0.93 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Michigan 2,050 0.50 2.76 $ 27.90 $ 58,030
Texas 2,010 0.16 0.90 $ 28.77 $ 59,830
Ohio 1,900 0.36 1.99 $ 27.32 $ 56,820
Illinois 1,240 0.22 1.21 $ 27.87 $ 57,980


Map of location quotient of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,050 0.50 2.76 $ 27.90 $ 58,030
New Hampshire 310 0.49 2.68 $ 32.60 $ 67,800
Kansas 600 0.45 2.44 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
Wisconsin 1,120 0.41 2.23 $ 27.86 $ 57,950
Oregon 730 0.40 2.19 $ 32.12 $ 66,820


Map of annual mean wages of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 780 0.24 1.33 $ 41.31 $ 85,930
California 2,810 0.17 0.93 $ 37.16 $ 77,290
Connecticut 510 0.32 1.76 $ 35.89 $ 74,650
Kansas 600 0.45 2.44 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
Massachusetts 360 0.11 0.58 $ 33.64 $ 69,970



Map of employment of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,270 0.22 1.21 $ 35.64 $ 74,130
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 930 0.22 1.20 $ 28.16 $ 58,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 910 0.51 2.76 $ 29.30 $ 60,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 1.50 $ 30.34 $ 63,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 680 0.38 2.05 $ 30.66 $ 63,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 680 0.08 0.43 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 560 0.29 1.59 $ 44.67 $ 92,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.49 2.67 $ 32.83 $ 68,290
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 500 0.52 2.83 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 430 0.12 0.65 $ 29.12 $ 60,580


Map of location quotient of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 320 1.13 6.15 $ 37.65 $ 78,310
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 1.03 5.64 $ 26.59 $ 55,320
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.96 5.23 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Rockford, IL 120 0.90 4.91 $ 28.65 $ 59,600
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 40 0.74 4.05 $ 30.16 $ 62,730
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 360 0.72 3.92 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Racine, WI 50 0.68 3.73 $ 31.86 $ 66,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.59 3.21 $ 36.37 $ 75,660
Jackson, MI 30 0.56 3.07 $ 27.92 $ 58,080
Waterbury, CT 40 0.55 3.01 $ 30.28 $ 62,980


Map of annual mean wages of computer numerically controlled tool programmers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.33 1.81 $ 45.00 $ 93,600
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 560 0.29 1.59 $ 44.67 $ 92,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 0.62 $ 41.66 $ 86,660
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.15 0.84 $ 38.52 $ 80,110
Wichita, KS 320 1.13 6.15 $ 37.65 $ 78,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.59 3.21 $ 36.37 $ 75,660
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.15 0.82 $ 36.36 $ 75,620
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 0.98 $ 36.22 $ 75,340
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 0.47 $ 35.85 $ 74,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,270 0.22 1.21 $ 35.64 $ 74,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 190 0.60 3.28 $ 25.02 $ 52,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 3.87 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 3.76 $ 23.84 $ 49,580
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.36 1.99 $ 28.52 $ 59,330
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.56 3.08 $ 26.62 $ 55,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 4.73 $ 23.62 $ 49,120
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 4.40 $ 23.67 $ 49,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 3.87 $ 25.73 $ 53,510
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 3.76 $ 23.84 $ 49,580
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.37 $ 28.30 $ 58,870

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 2.32 $ 32.26 $ 67,100
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.39 $ 31.89 $ 66,340
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.53 2.90 $ 31.85 $ 66,240
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.78 $ 31.78 $ 66,090
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 1.99 $ 31.18 $ 64,860


About May 2021 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022