Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
23,990 2.3 % $23.39 $48,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.84 $17.60 $22.08 $28.03 $34.65
Annual Wage (2) $30,860 $36,600 $45,920 $58,310 $72,070


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 5,460 1.53 $22.91 $47,660
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 3,330 1.90 $23.80 $49,490
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,600 0.32 $33.18 $69,010
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,480 0.56 $22.30 $46,380
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 1,370 0.55 $22.39 $46,570

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 3,330 1.90 $23.80 $49,490
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 5,460 1.53 $22.91 $47,660
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 320 0.78 $21.55 $44,820
Forging and Stamping 730 0.75 $22.45 $46,690
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 280 0.72 $19.91 $41,420

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 1,600 0.32 $33.18 $69,010
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $31.88 $66,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $31.62 $65,780
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $28.34 $58,940
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $27.34 $56,870


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 2,730 0.19 1.04 $26.58 $55,290
Texas 1,850 0.17 0.95 $22.43 $46,650
Michigan 1,720 0.44 2.38 $22.91 $47,650
Ohio 1,560 0.31 1.68 $21.34 $44,400
Wisconsin 1,450 0.54 2.96 $24.03 $49,980




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 1,450 0.54 2.96 $24.03 $49,980
Indiana 1,360 0.48 2.63 $20.74 $43,130
Michigan 1,720 0.44 2.38 $22.91 $47,650
Vermont 120 0.41 2.23 $23.81 $49,520
New Hampshire 230 0.37 2.02 $24.42 $50,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 930 0.34 1.84 $31.98 $66,510
Oregon 370 0.23 1.25 $28.10 $58,450
Kansas 450 0.34 1.83 $26.62 $55,360
California 2,730 0.19 1.04 $26.58 $55,290
Massachusetts 500 0.16 0.84 $25.83 $53,720





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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.23 1.27 $27.92 $58,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 740 0.20 1.11 $22.13 $46,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.51 2.76 $33.87 $70,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 690 0.86 4.68 $25.43 $52,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 570 0.22 1.18 $23.93 $49,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 560 0.32 1.74 $24.71 $51,390
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 520 0.48 2.61 $24.03 $49,990
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.36 1.94 $23.49 $48,850
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 390 0.44 2.39 $21.80 $45,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.19 1.00 $22.25 $46,270




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)
Jackson, MI 100 1.87 10.14 $19.02 $39,560
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 150 1.28 6.93 $16.89 $35,130
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 140 1.10 5.96 $18.16 $37,780
Danbury, CT 70 1.09 5.91 $23.33 $48,520
Springfield, OH 40 0.93 5.05 $18.08 $37,610
Erie, PA 120 0.91 4.92 $17.84 $37,100
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 100 0.90 4.89 $20.74 $43,130
Morristown, TN 40 0.87 4.71 $17.59 $36,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 690 0.86 4.68 $25.43 $52,890
Wichita, KS 240 0.85 4.60 $30.67 $63,790




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, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.18 0.97 $39.39 $81,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.51 2.76 $33.87 $70,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 210 0.24 1.28 $32.32 $67,230
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 50 0.32 1.74 $31.43 $65,370
Wichita, KS 240 0.85 4.60 $30.67 $63,790
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 0.94 $29.89 $62,180
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 90 0.11 0.60 $29.87 $62,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 90 0.07 0.38 $29.44 $61,230
Stockton, CA 50 0.27 1.48 $29.28 $60,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 280 0.28 1.51 $29.13 $60,600

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.29 6.99 $20.28 $42,180
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 5.42 $23.76 $49,410
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.70 3.79 $22.27 $46,320
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.53 2.86 $22.70 $47,220
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 4.29 $21.18 $44,060

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 260 1.29 6.99 $20.28 $42,180
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 5.42 $23.76 $49,410
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.82 4.47 $22.71 $47,230
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 4.29 $21.18 $44,060
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 3.86 $18.54 $38,560

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.81 $25.68 $53,420
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.54 $25.20 $52,410
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 5.42 $23.76 $49,410
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.70 $23.67 $49,230
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 1.43 $23.38 $48,630


About May 2012 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 mean 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013