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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
25,570 2.8 % $28.72 $59,730 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.44 $21.48 $27.14 $34.02 $42.87
Annual Wage (2) $36,280 $44,680 $56,450 $70,750 $89,170


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 5,270 1.44 $29.39 $61,130
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,870 1.60 $27.67 $57,550
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,000 0.41 $28.10 $58,450
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,850 0.25 $28.54 $59,360
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,700 0.33 $40.75 $84,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,870 1.60 $27.67 $57,550
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,270 1.44 $29.39 $61,130
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 2,000 0.41 $28.10 $58,450
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,700 0.33 $40.75 $84,750
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 300 0.31 $28.62 $59,540

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 1,700 0.33 $40.75 $84,750
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 50 0.06 $34.13 $70,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $34.01 $70,730
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $33.99 $70,690
Printing and Related Support Activities 50 0.01 $33.17 $69,000


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 0.15 0.89 $35.18 $73,170
Michigan 2,400 0.55 3.18 $25.98 $54,030
Texas 2,090 0.17 0.97 $30.16 $62,730
Ohio 1,930 0.35 2.03 $26.72 $55,570
Illinois 1,210 0.20 1.16 $26.83 $55,800




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)
Michigan 2,400 0.55 3.18 $25.98 $54,030
Kansas 770 0.55 3.16 $32.28 $67,150
Connecticut 710 0.43 2.44 $34.97 $72,730
Wisconsin 1,200 0.42 2.40 $25.25 $52,520
New Hampshire 270 0.41 2.34 $31.92 $66,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 550 0.16 0.95 $44.95 $93,500
California 2,690 0.15 0.89 $35.18 $73,170
Connecticut 710 0.43 2.44 $34.97 $72,730
Idaho 70 0.10 0.58 $34.59 $71,940
Massachusetts 470 0.13 0.75 $32.51 $67,620





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,150 0.19 1.06 $34.25 $71,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,150 0.58 3.34 $26.52 $55,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 840 0.23 1.32 $30.47 $63,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 770 0.16 0.95 $28.02 $58,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 600 0.06 0.36 $28.41 $59,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 560 0.28 1.62 $31.72 $65,980
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 550 0.45 2.61 $28.45 $59,180
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 530 0.51 2.91 $26.78 $55,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 510 0.17 0.95 $30.23 $62,890
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 480 0.85 4.88 $25.13 $52,270




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)
Dubuque, IA 100 1.75 10.05 $18.99 $39,500
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 60 1.40 8.03 $24.14 $50,200
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 70 1.32 7.56 $22.66 $47,140
Wichita, KS 370 1.21 6.95 $40.58 $84,400
Rockford, IL 180 1.19 6.85 $24.20 $50,340
Racine, WI 90 1.18 6.79 $26.87 $55,890
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 480 0.85 4.88 $25.13 $52,270
Logan, UT-ID 50 0.84 4.80 $22.84 $47,510
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 460 0.79 4.54 $36.38 $75,670
Ann Arbor, MI 160 0.73 4.20 $26.56 $55,250




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 450 0.23 1.29 $48.37 $100,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 420 0.37 2.11 $42.90 $89,230
Wichita, KS 370 1.21 6.95 $40.58 $84,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.07 0.42 $39.06 $81,250
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.15 0.89 $38.07 $79,180
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 50 0.12 0.71 $37.77 $78,550
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.24 1.36 $37.66 $78,330
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $37.22 $77,420
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 460 0.79 4.54 $36.38 $75,670
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 0.91 $35.82 $74,500

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 270 1.04 5.99 $28.31 $58,880
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 250 0.62 3.58 $21.99 $45,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.61 3.50 $24.30 $50,530
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 4.05 $24.40 $50,740
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 1.08 6.20 $28.10 $58,440

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 1.08 6.20 $28.10 $58,440
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 270 1.04 5.99 $28.31 $58,880
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 4.05 $24.40 $50,740
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 250 0.62 3.58 $21.99 $45,730
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 200 0.61 3.50 $24.30 $50,530

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 40 0.15 0.86 $35.85 $74,560
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.52 $32.89 $68,410
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.61 3.49 $32.54 $67,680
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.10 $64,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.84 $29.52 $61,410


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020