Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
139,930 1.9 % $17.94 $37,310 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.39 $13.75 $17.26 $21.41 $26.01
Annual Wage (2) $23,690 $28,590 $35,900 $44,530 $54,100


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 30,750 8.40 $17.38 $36,140
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 14,570 2.89 $16.39 $34,080
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,850 3.95 $17.81 $37,050
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,070 5.06 $19.50 $40,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,440 1.68 $21.57 $44,860

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 30,750 8.40 $17.38 $36,140
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,070 5.06 $19.50 $40,550
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,850 3.95 $17.81 $37,050
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,310 3.44 $17.31 $36,010
Forging and Stamping 2,880 2.94 $17.03 $35,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 190 0.10 $23.25 $48,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $22.01 $45,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,440 1.68 $21.57 $44,860
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 60 0.04 $21.44 $44,590
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 150 0.02 $20.67 $43,000


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)
Ohio 12,160 2.37 2.25 $17.78 $36,990
Texas 10,360 0.95 0.90 $18.11 $37,670
Wisconsin 9,420 3.48 3.30 $17.96 $37,350
Michigan 9,270 2.32 2.20 $16.82 $34,980
California 8,680 0.59 0.56 $18.78 $39,070




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 9,420 3.48 3.30 $17.96 $37,350
Indiana 8,620 3.02 2.86 $15.81 $32,880
Ohio 12,160 2.37 2.25 $17.78 $36,990
Michigan 9,270 2.32 2.20 $16.82 $34,980
New Hampshire 1,410 2.27 2.15 $17.78 $36,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 980 1.69 1.60 $21.74 $45,210
Washington 2,600 0.92 0.87 $21.61 $44,940
New Jersey 1,950 0.51 0.48 $21.10 $43,880
Virginia 1,230 0.34 0.32 $20.19 $41,990
Massachusetts 2,490 0.76 0.72 $20.16 $41,930





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 4,650 1.26 1.19 $18.43 $38,340
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,420 1.60 1.52 $19.19 $39,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,830 4.70 4.46 $18.97 $39,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,350 1.87 1.77 $18.50 $38,490
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,800 2.52 2.39 $18.42 $38,310
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,650 2.62 2.49 $17.20 $35,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.66 0.62 $18.87 $39,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,080 1.13 1.07 $20.16 $41,940
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.22 1.16 $18.27 $38,000
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,740 1.35 1.28 $18.57 $38,630




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 750 16.04 15.20 $14.48 $30,120
Dubuque, IA 720 12.59 11.93 $18.12 $37,690
Elmira, NY 310 8.70 8.25 $20.38 $42,390
Morristown, TN 300 6.90 6.54 $12.53 $26,050
Janesville, WI 370 6.05 5.73 $16.29 $33,870
Racine, WI 420 5.66 5.36 $16.03 $33,330
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 640 5.61 5.32 $16.92 $35,190
Carson City, NV 140 5.25 4.98 $17.10 $35,580
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,830 4.70 4.46 $18.97 $39,460
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 450 4.30 4.07 $14.97 $31,130