Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
128,870 1.9 % $17.56 $36,520 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.19 $13.56 $16.93 $20.93 $25.17
Annual Wage (2) $23,260 $28,200 $35,220 $43,540 $52,360


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 25,500 7.71 $17.33 $36,050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,800 2.92 $16.41 $34,140
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,180 6.27 $19.37 $40,280
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 9,820 3.88 $16.97 $35,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 7,600 1.61 $19.83 $41,260

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 25,500 7.71 $17.33 $36,050
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 10,180 6.27 $19.37 $40,280
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 9,820 3.88 $16.97 $35,310
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,360 3.37 $17.09 $35,550
Forging and Stamping 2,860 3.10 $16.15 $33,580

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 80 0.01 $22.11 $45,990
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $20.33 $42,280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $20.16 $41,940
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 360 1.10 $19.99 $41,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 7,600 1.61 $19.83 $41,260


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 11,120 2.23 2.22 $17.65 $36,720
California 9,530 0.68 0.68 $18.19 $37,830
Michigan 8,740 2.28 2.27 $17.16 $35,680
Texas 8,320 0.81 0.80 $17.09 $35,560
Indiana 8,170 2.96 2.95 $16.34 $33,990




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)
Indiana 8,170 2.96 2.95 $16.34 $33,990
Michigan 8,740 2.28 2.27 $17.16 $35,680
Iowa 3,250 2.24 2.23 $17.33 $36,040
Ohio 11,120 2.23 2.22 $17.65 $36,720
Wisconsin 5,600 2.12 2.11 $17.64 $36,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 1,350 0.36 0.36 $21.88 $45,510
Washington 2,910 1.07 1.07 $21.75 $45,240
Massachusetts 2,720 0.86 0.86 $20.28 $42,170
Maine 600 1.05 1.05 $20.05 $41,700
Louisiana 1,210 0.66 0.66 $19.57 $40,700





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.24 1.24 $18.55 $38,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,170 0.83 0.83 $17.08 $35,530
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,060 1.20 1.19 $18.18 $37,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,510 3.14 3.13 $17.93 $37,300
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,510 2.42 2.41 $19.16 $39,850
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,500 2.56 2.55 $17.51 $36,410
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,470 1.45 1.44 $18.73 $38,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,200 1.59 1.58 $18.79 $39,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,970 2.01 2.00 $17.90 $37,230
Dayton, OH 1,750 4.81 4.79 $18.95 $39,410




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 650 15.51 15.44 $14.48 $30,110
Dubuque, IA 670 12.73 12.67 $18.67 $38,830
Morristown, TN 450 10.24 10.19 $12.63 $26,280
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 790 7.90 7.86 $14.00 $29,110
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 720 6.93 6.90 $18.07 $37,590
Jackson, MI 310 6.06 6.03 $17.73 $36,870
Carson City, NV 160 5.81 5.78 $19.29 $40,130
Racine, WI 410 5.67 5.65 $16.12 $33,530
Dayton, OH 1,750 4.81 4.79 $18.95 $39,410
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,610 4.39 4.37 $16.15 $33,590