Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
148,040 1.7 % $18.23 $37,920 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.38 $13.85 $17.52 $21.88 $26.63
Annual Wage (2) $23,670 $28,810 $36,440 $45,510 $55,400


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 32,480 8.75 $17.70 $36,810
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,310 3.06 $16.59 $34,500
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,880 3.92 $17.82 $37,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,000 2.04 $23.33 $48,520
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,030 4.99 $19.63 $40,820

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 32,480 8.75 $17.70 $36,810
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,030 4.99 $19.63 $40,820
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,880 3.92 $17.82 $37,060
Forging and Stamping 3,560 3.63 $16.92 $35,200
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,320 3.47 $17.08 $35,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 160 0.08 $24.38 $50,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,000 2.04 $23.33 $48,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $23.19 $48,240
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 180 0.02 $22.37 $46,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 360 0.03 $21.79 $45,330


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 12,780 2.46 2.24 $17.67 $36,750
Texas 12,010 1.07 0.98 $18.41 $38,290
Michigan 10,720 2.63 2.40 $16.61 $34,540
Wisconsin 10,280 3.77 3.44 $18.39 $38,260
California 10,020 0.66 0.60 $18.62 $38,730



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 10,280 3.77 3.44 $18.39 $38,260
Vermont 1,090 3.60 3.29 $24.07 $50,070
Indiana 8,540 2.94 2.68 $15.82 $32,910
New Hampshire 1,830 2.92 2.66 $17.94 $37,310
Michigan 10,720 2.63 2.40 $16.61 $34,540



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,210 0.76 0.70 $25.02 $52,040
Vermont 1,090 3.60 3.29 $24.07 $50,070
Maine 940 1.60 1.46 $21.54 $44,800
Massachusetts 2,340 0.70 0.64 $20.98 $43,640
Connecticut 2,980 1.81 1.65 $20.93 $43,540




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,400 1.90 1.73 $19.11 $39,750
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,010 4.88 4.46 $19.61 $40,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,980 1.06 0.97 $18.46 $38,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,630 0.89 0.82 $18.15 $37,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,080 1.69 1.54 $19.34 $40,230
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,080 3.04 2.77 $17.76 $36,950
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,950 2.58 2.36 $19.49 $40,530
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2,250 2.22 2.03 $17.62 $36,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,200 1.18 1.08 $19.98 $41,560
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.19 1.09 $18.32 $38,110



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 920 19.14 17.47 $14.82 $30,820
Jackson, MI 560 9.63 8.79 $14.69 $30,560
Dubuque, IA 520 9.11 8.32 $17.03 $35,430
Elmira, NY 250 6.84 6.25 $21.03 $43,740
Janesville, WI 390 6.35 5.80 $16.73 $34,790
Battle Creek, MI 340 6.25 5.70 $12.61 $26,230
Fond du Lac, WI 270 6.13 5.60 $19.02 $39,560
Racine, WI 420 5.78 5.27 $16.69 $34,710
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 510 5.67 5.17 $17.50 $36,390
Wilmington, NC 820 5.63 5.14 $32.97 $68,570