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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
151,700 1.5 % $20.75 $43,170 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.33 $16.12 $19.81 $24.49 $29.80
Annual Wage (2) $27,730 $33,540 $41,200 $50,940 $61,980


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 35,600 9.71 $20.52 $42,680
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 18,160 3.74 $20.24 $42,100
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 14,360 1.91 $21.89 $45,530
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,840 7.14 $21.94 $45,630
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,410 2.00 $25.26 $52,530

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 35,600 9.71 $20.52 $42,680
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,840 7.14 $21.94 $45,630
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 18,160 3.74 $20.24 $42,100
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 2,570 2.63 $20.79 $43,250
Foundries 2,580 2.15 $18.37 $38,210

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 10,410 2.00 $25.26 $52,530
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $25.20 $52,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $25.15 $52,320
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 600 0.26 $23.49 $48,860
Support Activities for Air Transportation 50 0.02 $23.40 $48,660


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)
Wisconsin 13,710 4.78 4.62 $22.02 $45,800
Ohio 13,150 2.41 2.34 $19.81 $41,200
California 13,140 0.76 0.73 $21.89 $45,530
Pennsylvania 11,020 1.87 1.81 $20.32 $42,260
Texas 9,900 0.80 0.77 $19.94 $41,470




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)
New Hampshire 3,180 4.82 4.66 $22.46 $46,730
Wisconsin 13,710 4.78 4.62 $22.02 $45,800
Vermont 1,290 4.21 4.08 $29.58 $61,530
Ohio 13,150 2.41 2.34 $19.81 $41,200
Oklahoma 3,590 2.22 2.15 $19.84 $41,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,150 0.65 0.63 $32.12 $66,820
Vermont 1,290 4.21 4.08 $29.58 $61,530
Massachusetts 2,370 0.66 0.63 $25.38 $52,780
North Dakota 230 0.53 0.52 $24.01 $49,950
Nebraska 1,160 1.18 1.15 $22.51 $46,810





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 6,610 1.06 1.03 $21.27 $44,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,750 6.72 6.50 $22.36 $46,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,720 1.01 0.98 $19.96 $41,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,660 1.20 1.16 $20.88 $43,430
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,470 1.75 1.70 $20.45 $42,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,100 1.57 1.52 $22.96 $47,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,840 0.99 0.96 $22.39 $46,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,800 0.29 0.28 $19.98 $41,570
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,530 2.42 2.34 $19.36 $40,260
Pittsburgh, PA 2,370 2.05 1.99 $20.99 $43,660




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)
Racine, WI 790 10.36 10.03 $20.67 $43,000
Manchester, NH 900 7.72 7.48 $28.70 $59,700
Columbus, IN 360 7.13 6.90 $16.97 $35,290
Erie, PA 850 6.90 6.68 $17.39 $36,170
Muskegon, MI 430 6.88 6.66 $17.65 $36,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,750 6.72 6.50 $22.36 $46,500
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 810 5.95 5.76 $20.04 $41,680
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,290 4.89 4.73 $16.40 $34,110
Fond du Lac, WI 210 4.63 4.48 $22.24 $46,260
Janesville-Beloit, WI 310 4.61 4.46 $24.78 $51,540