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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9161 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.


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

National estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators: Top

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
149,120 1.6 % $ 21.30 $ 44,300 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.82 $ 16.59 $ 20.32 $ 25.05 $ 30.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,750 $ 34,500 $ 42,260 $ 52,090 $ 63,460


Industry profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators: Top

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 35,820 10.44 $ 20.84 $ 43,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 15,330 3.39 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 14,400 2.00 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 12,290 2.34 $ 24.09 $ 50,100
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,200 7.31 $ 22.64 $ 47,090

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 35,820 10.44 $ 20.84 $ 43,350
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,200 7.31 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 15,330 3.39 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 2,530 2.75 $ 22.32 $ 46,430
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 790 2.44 $ 20.36 $ 42,350

Top paying industries for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $ 28.24 $ 58,750
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 40 0.01 $ 26.50 $ 55,110
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 500 0.23 $ 25.91 $ 53,890
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 12,290 2.34 $ 24.09 $ 50,100
Specialized Design Services 30 0.03 $ 24.02 $ 49,960


Geographic profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators: Top

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 13,820 5.10 4.76 $ 23.30 $ 48,470
California 13,810 0.84 0.78 $ 21.90 $ 45,540
Ohio 12,360 2.41 2.24 $ 20.46 $ 42,560
Pennsylvania 10,670 1.93 1.80 $ 21.26 $ 44,220
Texas 9,690 0.80 0.75 $ 21.09 $ 43,860




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 1,480 5.27 4.91 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Wisconsin 13,820 5.10 4.76 $ 23.30 $ 48,470
New Hampshire 2,850 4.60 4.29 $ 22.07 $ 45,910
Oklahoma 3,820 2.45 2.28 $ 19.07 $ 39,660
Ohio 12,360 2.41 2.24 $ 20.46 $ 42,560




Top paying states for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,110 0.66 0.62 $ 31.12 $ 64,720
Massachusetts 2,470 0.74 0.69 $ 23.98 $ 49,890
Vermont 1,480 5.27 4.91 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
North Dakota 220 0.55 0.51 $ 23.31 $ 48,490
Wisconsin 13,820 5.10 4.76 $ 23.30 $ 48,470





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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,060 1.21 1.13 $ 21.30 $ 44,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,550 1.27 1.19 $ 20.64 $ 42,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,480 6.82 6.37 $ 24.12 $ 50,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,880 1.31 1.22 $ 20.72 $ 43,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,550 1.92 1.79 $ 23.74 $ 49,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,050 1.13 1.05 $ 22.48 $ 46,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,930 1.65 1.54 $ 21.17 $ 44,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,660 2.70 2.52 $ 20.57 $ 42,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,610 0.30 0.28 $ 21.09 $ 43,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,460 0.68 0.64 $ 20.81 $ 43,290




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Racine, WI 800 11.28 10.52 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,480 6.82 6.37 $ 24.12 $ 50,180
Erie, PA 710 6.25 5.83 $ 18.39 $ 38,260
Fond du Lac, WI 270 6.17 5.76 $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 290 5.98 5.58 $ 19.97 $ 41,530
Appleton, WI 620 5.31 4.95 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 660 5.22 4.87 $ 21.14 $ 43,980
Wilmington, NC 650 5.10 4.76 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 680 5.08 4.74 $ 18.68 $ 38,840
Wausau, WI 340 4.94 4.61 $ 22.38 $ 46,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,740 0.89 0.83 $ 33.19 $ 69,040
Waco, TX 170 1.51 1.41 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Springfield, MA-CT 520 1.70 1.59 $ 28.73 $ 59,760
Leominster-Gardner, MA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.08 $ 58,410
Longview, WA 40 1.06 0.99 $ 27.21 $ 56,590
Manchester, NH 440 4.07 3.80 $ 26.95 $ 56,060
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 26.47 $ 55,070
Waterbury, CT 130 2.11 1.97 $ 25.80 $ 53,670
Lincoln, NE (8) (8) (8) $ 25.61 $ 53,260
Lima, OH 70 1.48 1.38 $ 25.28 $ 52,580

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,380 5.77 5.38 $ 21.16 $ 44,000
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,310 6.71 6.26 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,000 4.94 4.61 $ 21.71 $ 45,160
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 960 6.83 6.37 $ 20.78 $ 43,210
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 950 3.05 2.84 $ 21.02 $ 43,710

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 850 8.65 8.07 $ 19.95 $ 41,500
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 960 6.83 6.37 $ 20.78 $ 43,210
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,310 6.71 6.26 $ 21.23 $ 44,160
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 630 6.47 6.04 $ 22.65 $ 47,100
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,380 5.77 5.38 $ 21.16 $ 44,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.37 2.21 $ 29.13 $ 60,590
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.75 0.70 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.42 $ 25.28 $ 52,590
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 270 2.29 2.13 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.84 0.79 $ 24.35 $ 50,650


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021