Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

51-4012 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Develop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems.


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)
23,790 2.4 % $26.81 $55,770 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.17 $20.20 $25.26 $31.28 $39.40
Annual Wage (2) $33,640 $42,020 $52,550 $65,060 $81,960


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 5,920 1.70 $27.96 $58,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,620 1.46 $25.91 $53,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,560 0.55 $25.61 $53,260
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,980 0.28 $26.23 $54,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,630 0.34 $38.28 $79,630

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 5,920 1.70 $27.96 $58,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,620 1.46 $25.91 $53,890
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,560 0.55 $25.61 $53,260
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 200 0.35 (8) (8)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,630 0.34 $38.28 $79,630

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 1,630 0.34 $38.28 $79,630
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 30 0.04 $32.88 $68,400
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.03 $31.79 $66,120
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $30.62 $63,690
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $28.82 $59,950


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)
California 2,690 0.16 0.97 $30.84 $64,150
Michigan 2,100 0.49 2.95 $24.99 $51,990
Ohio 1,840 0.34 2.06 $24.88 $51,750
Wisconsin 1,420 0.50 3.01 $25.89 $53,860
Texas 1,250 0.10 0.63 $28.00 $58,230




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)
Wisconsin 1,420 0.50 3.01 $25.89 $53,860
Michigan 2,100 0.49 2.95 $24.99 $51,990
Connecticut 770 0.47 2.79 $32.34 $67,270
Kansas 610 0.44 2.67 $29.18 $60,700
New Hampshire 230 0.36 2.13 $28.26 $58,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 770 0.47 2.79 $32.34 $67,270
California 2,690 0.16 0.97 $30.84 $64,150
New Jersey 520 0.13 0.78 $30.40 $63,230
Massachusetts 420 0.12 0.71 $29.32 $60,980
Kansas 610 0.44 2.67 $29.18 $60,700



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 820 0.67 4.00 $26.25 $54,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.16 0.95 $28.58 $59,440
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 620 0.60 3.58 $23.89 $49,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.27 1.63 $29.24 $60,830
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.32 1.94 $29.04 $60,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 500 0.43 2.60 $29.47 $61,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 0.79 $29.44 $61,240
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.77 4.62 $34.71 $72,210
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 440 0.53 3.16 $27.79 $57,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.38 2.28 $35.04 $72,890


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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)
Jackson, MI 130 2.22 13.28 $25.46 $52,960
Wichita, KS 330 1.12 6.71 $35.34 $73,520
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.06 6.35 $25.37 $52,770
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 40 1.00 5.99 $21.66 $45,050
Racine, WI 70 0.94 5.64 $21.51 $44,750
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 50 0.90 5.39 $18.51 $38,500
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.88 5.25 $29.67 $61,700
Mansfield, OH 40 0.86 5.13 $18.67 $38,840
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.77 4.62 $34.71 $72,210
Rockford, IL 110 0.76 4.57 $25.25 $52,510


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.20 $45.77 $95,190
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 0.91 $36.34 $75,590
Jacksonville, FL 50 0.07 0.45 $36.06 $75,010
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 80 0.19 1.14 $35.88 $74,630
Wichita, KS 330 1.12 6.71 $35.34 $73,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.38 2.28 $35.04 $72,890
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.77 4.62 $34.71 $72,210
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 0.95 $32.15 $66,880
Knoxville, TN 50 0.14 0.86 $31.63 $65,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.26 $31.35 $65,200

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 210 0.81 4.86 $23.53 $48,950
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.90 5.39 $24.01 $49,950
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 180 0.56 3.33 $22.81 $47,450
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.51 3.06 $23.19 $48,230
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.99 5.95 $20.78 $43,220

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)
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.17 7.01 $26.84 $55,820
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.99 5.95 $20.78 $43,220
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.90 5.39 $24.01 $49,950
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 0.81 4.86 $23.53 $48,950
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.66 3.97 $21.80 $45,340

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.92 $80,960
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.56 $76,040
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.92 $28.10 $58,440
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 3.06 $26.90 $55,960
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.17 7.01 $26.84 $55,820


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.

(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 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