Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
146,190 1.6 % $19.03 $39,590 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.10 $14.65 $18.21 $22.87 $27.76
Annual Wage (2) $25,180 $30,480 $37,880 $47,570 $57,750


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 29,160 8.18 $18.65 $38,790
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,780 2.20 $17.40 $36,190
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 11,140 6.14 $20.78 $43,220
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,320 3.81 $18.85 $39,210
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,200 2.08 $23.08 $48,010

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 29,160 8.18 $18.65 $38,790
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 11,140 6.14 $20.78 $43,220
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,470 3.98 $19.35 $40,240
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,320 3.81 $18.85 $39,210
Forging and Stamping 3,540 3.66 $17.65 $36,710

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 40 0.01 $26.43 $54,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,200 2.08 $23.08 $48,010
Management of Companies and Enterprises 350 0.02 $22.37 $46,540
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.02 $21.96 $45,680
Support Activities for Air Transportation 50 0.02 $21.42 $44,540


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 13,490 2.53 2.43 $19.06 $39,650
California 11,430 0.72 0.69 $18.87 $39,260
Texas 11,150 0.95 0.91 $19.57 $40,700
Pennsylvania 11,030 1.92 1.84 $18.10 $37,640
Wisconsin 10,560 3.76 3.62 $20.28 $42,170




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)
Vermont 1,150 3.78 3.63 $24.57 $51,110
Wisconsin 10,560 3.76 3.62 $20.28 $42,170
New Hampshire 1,960 3.04 2.92 $17.75 $36,920
Ohio 13,490 2.53 2.43 $19.06 $39,650
Indiana 7,320 2.45 2.35 $17.14 $35,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,660 0.54 0.52 $29.22 $60,780
Vermont 1,150 3.78 3.63 $24.57 $51,110
North Dakota 200 0.48 0.46 $23.09 $48,030
Massachusetts 2,750 0.80 0.76 $22.64 $47,090
Connecticut 2,290 1.38 1.32 $22.31 $46,410





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,150 1.41 1.36 $20.25 $42,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,140 4.92 4.73 $21.43 $44,580
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 4,120 4.01 3.85 $19.25 $40,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,940 0.93 0.90 $18.04 $37,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,360 1.76 1.69 $21.72 $45,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,550 2.11 2.03 $21.32 $44,360
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 2,190 3.97 3.81 $18.25 $37,970
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,130 1.36 1.31 $17.55 $36,510
Pittsburgh, PA 2,080 1.84 1.76 $18.91 $39,340
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,050 1.97 1.89 $20.77 $43,210




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)
Columbus, IN 970 19.72 18.93 $16.02 $33,330
Dubuque, IA 400 6.88 6.60 $17.35 $36,090
Racine, WI 450 6.10 5.86 $16.17 $33,630
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 230 5.53 5.31 $22.09 $45,940
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 700 5.50 5.28 $16.32 $33,940
Erie, PA 680 5.38 5.16 $16.12 $33,540
Muskegon, MI 310 5.08 4.88 $16.43 $34,170
Mansfield, OH 250 4.93 4.73 $15.26 $31,730
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,140 4.92 4.73 $21.43 $44,580
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 290 4.79 4.60 $17.56 $36,520