Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
144,660 1.5 % $19.72 $41,010 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.63 $15.32 $18.86 $23.52 $28.57
Annual Wage (2) $26,270 $31,860 $39,230 $48,910 $59,420


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 28,560 8.20 $19.46 $40,490
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 16,870 3.64 $19.32 $40,180
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 15,600 2.23 $20.56 $42,770
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,080 6.75 $21.17 $44,030
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,200 1.90 $18.16 $37,770

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 28,560 8.20 $19.46 $40,490
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,080 6.75 $21.17 $44,030
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 16,870 3.64 $19.32 $40,180
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,040 3.28 $19.38 $40,320
Foundries 3,730 3.21 $18.58 $38,650

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 $24.96 $51,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,420 2.18 $23.46 $48,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
Other Support Services 30 0.01 $23.22 $48,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4242 and 4246 only) (8) (8) $22.99 $47,820


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 13,190 2.46 2.42 $19.76 $41,110
California 11,910 0.71 0.70 $20.16 $41,940
Pennsylvania 11,710 2.03 2.00 $18.50 $38,480
Wisconsin 11,070 3.92 3.86 $20.84 $43,340
Texas 10,340 0.87 0.86 $20.13 $41,870




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 2,620 4.03 3.97 $21.05 $43,790
Wisconsin 11,070 3.92 3.86 $20.84 $43,340
Vermont 1,000 3.28 3.23 (8) (8)
Ohio 13,190 2.46 2.42 $19.76 $41,110
Indiana 7,030 2.33 2.29 $17.89 $37,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,750 0.55 0.54 $30.26 $62,940
Massachusetts 2,590 0.73 0.72 $24.06 $50,040
North Dakota 120 0.28 0.27 $23.84 $49,590
Maine 940 1.57 1.55 $22.45 $46,700
Connecticut 2,360 1.43 1.41 $22.04 $45,840



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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)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,330 5.14 5.07 $21.72 $45,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,480 1.19 1.17 $21.71 $45,160
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 3,390 3.29 3.24 $19.99 $41,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,330 0.75 0.74 $19.48 $40,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,060 1.58 1.56 $23.26 $48,380
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,540 2.06 2.03 $20.51 $42,650
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.50 1.48 $18.19 $37,840
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.62 0.61 $18.16 $37,770
Pittsburgh, PA 1,980 1.75 1.72 $19.62 $40,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,940 1.43 1.41 $20.72 $43,100


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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 1,050 21.38 21.07 $16.39 $34,090
Mansfield, OH 820 16.31 16.07 $17.40 $36,180
Sheboygan, WI 420 7.25 7.14 $21.21 $44,120
Erie, PA 860 6.96 6.86 $16.11 $33,500
Manchester, NH 780 6.95 6.85 $26.96 $56,070
Dubuque, IA 380 6.71 6.62 $18.05 $37,550
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 760 6.00 5.91 $17.21 $35,800
Racine, WI 440 5.85 5.76 $17.81 $37,040
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,330 5.14 5.07 $21.72 $45,170
Muskegon, MI 320 5.12 5.04 $16.60 $34,530


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 50 0.09 0.09 $31.60 $65,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.69 0.68 $31.48 $65,480
Leominster-Gardner, MA (8) (8) (8) $27.04 $56,240
Manchester, NH 780 6.95 6.85 $26.96 $56,070
Kankakee, IL (8) (8) (8) $26.31 $54,720
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.04 $54,170
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 120 1.23 1.22 $24.77 $51,530
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 250 3.78 3.72 $24.57 $51,110
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 130 0.73 0.72 $24.24 $50,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 300 0.98 0.96 $24.24 $50,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,060 8.16 8.04 $20.59 $42,830
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,680 7.80 7.69 $17.08 $35,530
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,370 6.59 6.49 $18.92 $39,360
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,270 7.97 7.86 $16.54 $34,410
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 1,090 3.29 3.24 $17.81 $37,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 2,060 8.16 8.04 $20.59 $42,830
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 1,270 7.97 7.86 $16.54 $34,410
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,680 7.80 7.69 $17.08 $35,530
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 270 7.21 7.10 $15.70 $32,660
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,370 6.59 6.49 $18.92 $39,360

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 440 2.30 2.27 $25.93 $53,940
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.26 $25.34 $52,700
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.84 0.82 $22.03 $45,830
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 190 1.78 1.76 $21.98 $45,720
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 270 5.56 5.48 $21.82 $45,390


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018