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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.


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)
148,150 1.5 % $20.17 $41,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.93 $15.72 $19.26 $23.99 $29.16
Annual Wage (2) $26,890 $32,690 $40,070 $49,900 $60,650


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 32,710 9.14 $19.93 $41,460
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 16,860 3.56 $19.69 $40,960
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 15,560 2.14 $21.30 $44,300
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 11,740 6.50 $21.77 $45,280
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,480 1.91 $18.77 $39,040

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 32,710 9.14 $19.93 $41,460
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 11,740 6.50 $21.77 $45,280
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 16,860 3.56 $19.69 $40,960
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 2,980 3.15 $19.38 $40,310
Foundries 3,220 2.74 $18.94 $39,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $25.98 $54,030
Support Activities for Mining 60 0.02 $25.63 $53,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $24.34 $50,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,790 2.22 $24.16 $50,260
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 60 0.03 $23.67 $49,240


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)
Ohio 13,910 2.57 2.51 $20.08 $41,760
Pennsylvania 12,280 2.10 2.05 $19.17 $39,870
California 12,220 0.72 0.70 $20.64 $42,930
Wisconsin 11,540 4.05 3.96 $21.25 $44,190
Texas 11,040 0.91 0.89 $19.98 $41,560




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 3,090 4.73 4.62 $21.74 $45,220
Wisconsin 11,540 4.05 3.96 $21.25 $44,190
Vermont 1,100 3.60 3.52 (8) (8)
Ohio 13,910 2.57 2.51 $20.08 $41,760
Indiana 6,890 2.26 2.21 $19.09 $39,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,870 0.57 0.56 $30.91 $64,290
Massachusetts 2,420 0.68 0.66 $24.59 $51,150
North Dakota 170 0.40 0.39 $23.84 $49,590
Maine 1,260 2.08 2.03 $22.85 $47,530
Connecticut 2,830 1.71 1.67 $22.71 $47,240





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 6,490 1.06 1.04 $20.00 $41,600
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,770 5.63 5.50 $21.70 $45,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,990 1.34 1.31 $20.94 $43,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,970 0.85 0.83 $19.81 $41,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,490 0.37 0.36 $20.47 $42,580
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,300 3.19 3.11 $20.58 $42,800
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,220 1.63 1.59 $20.02 $41,650
Pittsburgh, PA 2,840 2.48 2.42 $19.64 $40,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,790 0.78 0.76 $20.27 $42,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,490 0.88 0.86 $21.36 $44,430