Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
138,870 1.9 % $17.70 $36,810 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.22 $13.63 $17.10 $21.11 $25.41
Annual Wage (2) $23,340 $28,360 $35,580 $43,910 $52,850


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 28,940 8.09 $17.28 $35,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,180 2.99 $16.38 $34,070
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 11,480 4.34 $17.49 $36,380
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,500 5.43 $19.16 $39,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,080 1.64 $20.52 $42,690

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 28,940 8.09 $17.28 $35,950
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,500 5.43 $19.16 $39,860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 11,480 4.34 $17.49 $36,380
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,450 3.69 $17.25 $35,870
Forging and Stamping 3,510 3.60 $16.05 $33,370

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 110 0.02 $21.91 $45,570
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $20.69 $43,040
Ship and Boat Building 320 0.26 $20.54 $42,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,080 1.64 $20.52 $42,690
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel 1,460 2.50 $20.35 $42,330


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 11,720 2.32 2.18 $17.24 $35,860
Texas 9,930 0.94 0.88 $17.89 $37,210
California 9,610 0.67 0.63 $18.31 $38,080
Indiana 9,090 3.23 3.03 $16.06 $33,400
Michigan 8,760 2.24 2.10 $16.69 $34,710




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 9,090 3.23 3.03 $16.06 $33,400
Wisconsin 7,730 2.89 2.71 $18.07 $37,590
Iowa 3,570 2.43 2.28 $17.88 $37,180
Ohio 11,720 2.32 2.18 $17.24 $35,860
Michigan 8,760 2.24 2.10 $16.69 $34,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,990 1.08 1.02 $21.49 $44,700
Massachusetts 2,580 0.80 0.75 $21.03 $43,740
Maine 880 1.51 1.41 $20.84 $43,350
New Jersey 1,660 0.44 0.41 $20.60 $42,850
Connecticut 2,030 1.25 1.17 $19.54 $40,640





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 4,940 1.36 1.27 $18.12 $37,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,280 1.62 1.52 $18.50 $38,490
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,220 3.99 3.75 $19.06 $39,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,100 0.80 0.75 $17.91 $37,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,900 1.66 1.55 $18.43 $38,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,790 2.60 2.44 $18.66 $38,820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,780 2.80 2.63 $16.80 $34,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,060 1.46 1.37 $18.00 $37,430
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,960 2.21 2.07 $15.83 $32,930
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,880 1.87 1.76 $18.69 $38,880




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 790 17.25 16.19 $14.17 $29,470
Dubuque, IA 870 15.49 14.53 $17.90 $37,230
Elmira, NY 570 15.21 14.27 $18.27 $38,000
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 1,000 9.70 9.10 $13.39 $27,850
Morristown, TN 390 8.66 8.13 $13.09 $27,220
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 840 7.72 7.24 $17.05 $35,470
Carson City, NV 170 6.59 6.18 $18.47 $38,420
Clarksville, TN-KY 490 5.99 5.62 $18.98 $39,470
Asheville, NC 960 5.70 5.35 $18.13 $37,710
Terre Haute, IN 340 5.09 4.78 $13.22 $27,490