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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
25,530 2.9 % $ 29.33 $ 61,010 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.14 $ 22.17 $ 27.76 $ 34.67 $ 42.72
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,730 $ 46,110 $ 57,740 $ 72,100 $ 88,860


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 5,340 1.56 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,840 1.70 $ 27.98 $ 58,200
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 2,050 0.28 $ 29.11 $ 60,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,800 0.34 $ 40.37 $ 83,970
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,750 0.39 $ 28.79 $ 59,880

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)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,840 1.70 $ 27.98 $ 58,200
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,340 1.56 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 1,750 0.39 $ 28.79 $ 59,880
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 310 0.34 $ 28.39 $ 59,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,800 0.34 $ 40.37 $ 83,970

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 60 (7) $ 47.29 $ 98,370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,800 0.34 $ 40.37 $ 83,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $ 36.22 $ 75,330
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $ 35.96 $ 74,800
Printing and Related Support Activities (8) (8) $ 35.51 $ 73,850


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.





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)
Texas 2,640 0.22 1.19 $ 28.70 $ 59,690
California 2,470 0.15 0.82 $ 36.31 $ 75,520
Michigan 2,120 0.54 2.95 $ 26.59 $ 55,300
Ohio 2,060 0.40 2.18 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Minnesota 1,270 0.47 2.56 $ 31.67 $ 65,870




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 2,120 0.54 2.95 $ 26.59 $ 55,300
Kansas 720 0.54 2.95 $ 32.39 $ 67,380
Minnesota 1,270 0.47 2.56 $ 31.67 $ 65,870
Oregon 850 0.47 2.55 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
New Hampshire 270 0.44 2.40 $ 32.30 $ 67,180




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 640 0.20 1.09 $ 43.24 $ 89,950
Idaho 80 0.11 0.61 $ 38.17 $ 79,390
California 2,470 0.15 0.82 $ 36.31 $ 75,520
Connecticut 580 0.38 2.05 $ 35.54 $ 73,930
Massachusetts 390 0.12 0.63 $ 34.55 $ 71,870





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,130 0.64 3.47 $ 26.39 $ 54,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,050 0.18 0.99 $ 34.69 $ 72,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 940 0.32 1.72 $ 28.42 $ 59,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 890 0.25 1.35 $ 28.99 $ 60,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 760 0.17 0.95 $ 28.06 $ 58,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 700 0.61 3.32 $ 31.08 $ 64,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 630 0.65 3.52 $ 27.02 $ 56,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 610 0.33 1.80 $ 32.55 $ 67,700
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 540 0.06 0.33 $ 29.05 $ 60,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 520 0.27 1.46 $ 45.74 $ 95,140




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 410 1.41 7.68 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
Rockford, IL 170 1.26 6.87 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 50 1.12 6.13 $ 26.20 $ 54,490
Dubuque, IA 60 1.12 6.09 $ 20.81 $ 43,280
Racine, WI 70 1.00 5.44 $ 30.14 $ 62,690
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 80 0.85 4.61 $ 28.71 $ 59,720
Waterbury, CT 50 0.83 4.53 $ 29.72 $ 61,820
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 400 0.78 4.26 $ 26.00 $ 54,080
Albany, OR 30 0.74 4.01 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Morristown, TN 30 0.69 3.75 $ 23.60 $ 49,090




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 340 0.31 1.66 $ 47.27 $ 98,330
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 520 0.27 1.46 $ 45.74 $ 95,140
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 30 0.08 0.44 $ 41.10 $ 85,480
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.22 $ 40.16 $ 83,530
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 160 0.07 0.37 $ 40.01 $ 83,220
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 0.55 $ 38.03 $ 79,110
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 60 0.31 1.69 $ 37.53 $ 78,070
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 330 0.59 3.23 $ 37.51 $ 78,020
Wichita, KS 410 1.41 7.68 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 310 0.12 0.65 $ 35.50 $ 73,830

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.27 6.89 $ 27.74 $ 57,700
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.54 2.96 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 190 0.62 3.36 $ 24.53 $ 51,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 3.67 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 2.53 $ 21.14 $ 43,970

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.27 6.89 $ 27.74 $ 57,700
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 0.93 5.05 $ 29.52 $ 61,410
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 0.67 3.67 $ 24.56 $ 51,080
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.62 3.39 $ 22.87 $ 47,570
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 190 0.62 3.36 $ 24.53 $ 51,020

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.66 $ 34.33 $ 71,400
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.32 $ 33.84 $ 70,380
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 31.76 $ 66,070
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.82 $ 31.07 $ 64,610
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.59 $ 63,620


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