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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
23,770 2.3 % $27.07 $56,300 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.29 $20.24 $25.57 $31.87 $40.06
Annual Wage (2) $33,870 $42,100 $53,190 $66,280 $83,330


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 5,210 1.46 $27.90 $58,030
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,820 1.56 $26.38 $54,870
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,080 0.44 $26.77 $55,670
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,810 0.25 $27.52 $57,230
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,670 0.35 $25.68 $53,420

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 2,820 1.56 $26.38 $54,870
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,210 1.46 $27.90 $58,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,080 0.44 $26.77 $55,670
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 1,670 0.35 $25.68 $53,420
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.34 $24.83 $51,650

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 1,550 0.32 $38.49 $80,060
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.04 $35.41 $73,660
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $34.46 $71,680
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 30 0.04 $33.74 $70,170
Printing and Related Support Activities 50 0.01 $32.52 $67,650


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 0.15 0.92 $32.00 $66,560
Michigan 2,200 0.51 3.10 $25.07 $52,150
Ohio 1,710 0.32 1.93 $25.38 $52,800
Texas 1,590 0.13 0.80 $28.20 $58,660
Wisconsin 1,260 0.44 2.70 $24.64 $51,260




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)
Michigan 2,200 0.51 3.10 $25.07 $52,150
Kansas 650 0.47 2.88 $28.53 $59,350
New Hampshire 290 0.45 2.74 $28.72 $59,730
Wisconsin 1,260 0.44 2.70 $24.64 $51,260
Connecticut 640 0.38 2.34 $31.52 $65,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,580 0.15 0.92 $32.00 $66,560
Connecticut 640 0.38 2.34 $31.52 $65,560
Massachusetts 440 0.12 0.74 $31.32 $65,150
Maryland 300 0.11 0.68 $29.74 $61,850
Minnesota 690 0.24 1.47 $29.33 $61,000





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-Anaheim, CA 1,150 0.19 1.14 $30.94 $64,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,060 0.54 3.27 $25.96 $53,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 660 0.14 0.86 $26.48 $55,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 640 0.07 0.41 $28.59 $59,470
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 630 0.61 3.69 $24.56 $51,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 0.88 $28.50 $59,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.17 1.05 $26.73 $55,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 510 0.26 1.58 $30.52 $63,480
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 480 0.84 5.10 $24.17 $50,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 460 0.54 3.30 $25.07 $52,140




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)
Dubuque, IA 90 1.50 9.12 $18.54 $38,570
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 60 1.42 8.63 $23.91 $49,730
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 70 1.27 7.71 $20.41 $42,460
Wichita, KS 290 0.97 5.89 $36.73 $76,390
Rockford, IL 140 0.97 5.90 $24.25 $50,440
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 50 0.88 5.38 $26.09 $54,270
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 480 0.84 5.10 $24.17 $50,270
Racine, WI 60 0.78 4.77 $23.75 $49,400
Columbus, IN 30 0.65 3.95 $20.28 $42,170
Janesville-Beloit, WI 40 0.63 3.83 $21.50 $44,720




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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 0.52 $37.51 $78,030
Jacksonville, FL 60 0.09 0.52 $37.11 $77,190
Wichita, KS 290 0.97 5.89 $36.73 $76,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.37 2.23 $35.69 $74,230
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.19 1.17 $35.38 $73,590
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 40 0.22 1.32 $35.19 $73,200
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.20 1.23 $33.72 $70,140
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 350 0.60 3.66 $33.65 $69,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.29 1.76 $33.53 $69,730
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 80 0.08 0.47 $31.40 $65,310

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.72 4.37 $21.55 $44,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 0.68 4.13 $22.71 $47,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 4.00 $23.81 $49,530
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 150 0.46 2.78 $24.50 $50,960
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.61 3.72 $23.34 $48,540

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)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 5.79 $28.46 $59,190
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.72 4.37 $21.55 $44,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 0.68 4.13 $22.71 $47,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 4.00 $23.81 $49,530
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 3.80 $21.19 $44,070

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 1.88 $38.99 $81,090
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 5.79 $28.46 $59,190
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.72 $28.36 $58,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.72 $27.66 $57,530
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.50 3.05 $27.28 $56,730


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019