Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
25,180 2.4 % $25.75 $53,560 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.80 $19.49 $24.32 $30.14 $37.86
Annual Wage (2) $32,860 $40,540 $50,580 $62,690 $78,760


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 6,510 1.83 $26.98 $56,120
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,750 1.51 $24.24 $50,410
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,770 0.36 $36.10 $75,100
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,620 0.60 $24.07 $50,060
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,370 0.37 $24.02 $49,970

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 6,510 1.83 $26.98 $56,120
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,750 1.51 $24.24 $50,410
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 310 0.84 $25.77 $53,590
Forging and Stamping 620 0.64 $23.40 $48,670
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,620 0.60 $24.07 $50,060

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 1,770 0.36 $36.10 $75,100
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.04 $31.59 $65,710
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.02 $30.76 $63,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $30.42 $63,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 170 0.01 $30.31 $63,050


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 2,640 0.17 0.92 $30.05 $62,500
Michigan 2,130 0.51 2.82 $23.72 $49,330
Ohio 2,030 0.38 2.12 $23.55 $48,980
Texas 1,760 0.15 0.83 $28.34 $58,950
Wisconsin 1,440 0.51 2.87 $24.83 $51,640




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 1,440 0.51 2.87 $24.83 $51,640
Michigan 2,130 0.51 2.82 $23.72 $49,330
Connecticut 750 0.45 2.51 $30.42 $63,280
Kansas 540 0.39 2.19 $28.76 $59,810
Oregon 680 0.38 2.13 $29.06 $60,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 390 0.13 0.70 $43.37 $90,210
New Jersey 460 0.12 0.64 $30.74 $63,930
Connecticut 750 0.45 2.51 $30.42 $63,280
California 2,640 0.17 0.92 $30.05 $62,500
Oregon 680 0.38 2.13 $29.06 $60,440





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 870 0.72 4.02 $23.80 $49,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 0.99 $29.90 $62,190
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 740 0.72 4.00 $22.71 $47,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 1.23 $28.74 $59,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 620 0.32 1.80 $28.11 $58,480
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.50 2.80 $29.39 $61,140
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.34 1.92 $28.82 $59,950
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.13 0.74 $28.86 $60,020
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 470 0.55 3.08 $27.02 $56,200
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 460 0.84 4.67 $21.89 $45,530




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 2.27 12.67 $23.76 $49,430
Mansfield, OH 70 1.29 7.17 $17.45 $36,290
Wichita, KS 300 1.02 5.70 $33.49 $69,670
Erie, PA 120 0.99 5.50 $18.70 $38,900
Racine, WI 70 0.98 5.45 $19.85 $41,300
Odessa, TX 60 0.91 5.09 $29.97 $62,330
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 60 0.90 5.04 $23.61 $49,100
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 110 0.84 4.66 $23.78 $49,460
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 460 0.84 4.67 $21.89 $45,530
Waterbury, CT 50 0.73 4.05 $29.86 $62,100




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)
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.21 1.19 $42.75 $88,930
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 290 0.49 2.75 $35.49 $73,820
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.77 $34.57 $71,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.36 1.99 $33.85 $70,410
Wichita, KS 300 1.02 5.70 $33.49 $69,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.15 0.84 $31.76 $66,060
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.25 1.38 $31.19 $64,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 250 0.18 0.99 $31.07 $64,630
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 90 0.26 1.46 $30.25 $62,920
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 0.60 $30.00 $62,410

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.08 6.02 $23.06 $47,950
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.80 4.47 $22.99 $47,820
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 160 0.50 2.78 $21.93 $45,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 4.70 $20.20 $42,020
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.84 4.66 $19.79 $41,170

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.46 8.12 $17.81 $37,050
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.25 6.99 $25.14 $52,290
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 230 1.08 6.02 $23.06 $47,950
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.93 5.16 $22.17 $46,120
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.84 4.66 $19.79 $41,170

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 2.18 $28.23 $58,710
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.52 $26.34 $54,780
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.61 $25.78 $53,620
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.26 $25.44 $52,920
Northwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 1.25 6.99 $25.14 $52,290


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017