Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
25,660 2.2 % $24.82 $51,630 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.54 $18.92 $23.55 $29.18 $36.43
Annual Wage (2) $32,330 $39,350 $48,990 $60,690 $75,780


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 6,960 1.86 $26.06 $54,200
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,460 1.34 $23.55 $48,980
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,670 0.60 $22.71 $47,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,630 0.33 $34.06 $70,850
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,460 0.40 $22.73 $47,280

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 6,960 1.86 $26.06 $54,200
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,460 1.34 $23.55 $48,980
Forging and Stamping 810 0.81 $23.00 $47,840
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 720 0.64 $25.39 $52,800
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 240 0.61 $24.38 $50,700

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 1,630 0.33 $34.06 $70,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises 30 (7) $32.44 $67,480
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $31.28 $65,070
Dairy Product Manufacturing 30 0.03 $29.17 $60,680
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 40 0.05 $29.00 $60,330


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)
California 2,530 0.16 0.88 $29.42 $61,190
Texas 1,970 0.17 0.91 $28.02 $58,270
Michigan 1,790 0.43 2.32 $23.84 $49,580
Illinois 1,760 0.30 1.61 $23.97 $49,850
Ohio 1,750 0.33 1.78 $23.35 $48,570



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 1,520 0.55 2.95 $24.02 $49,970
Vermont 150 0.51 2.72 $22.09 $45,950
Connecticut 830 0.50 2.69 $27.54 $57,290
Michigan 1,790 0.43 2.32 $23.84 $49,580
Oregon 640 0.37 1.99 $27.06 $56,280



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 400 0.13 0.71 $38.80 $80,700
New Jersey 460 0.12 0.64 $29.92 $62,240
California 2,530 0.16 0.88 $29.42 $61,190
New Hampshire 110 0.18 0.97 $28.07 $58,390
Texas 1,970 0.17 0.91 $28.02 $58,270




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.43 2.34 $26.00 $54,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 790 0.22 1.19 $27.07 $56,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 1.44 $30.83 $64,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.17 0.92 $30.18 $62,780
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 640 0.55 2.95 $24.42 $50,790
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 510 0.62 3.32 $26.66 $55,450
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 490 0.45 2.39 $28.41 $59,090
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 470 0.46 2.47 $24.04 $50,000
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.31 1.65 $27.90 $58,020
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 380 0.74 3.95 $21.59 $44,920



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 110 1.75 9.41 $22.44 $46,680
Rockford, IL 200 1.33 7.16 $20.80 $43,260
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 70 1.25 6.74 $20.91 $43,490
Odessa, TX 90 1.19 6.41 $23.86 $49,640
Waterbury, CT 70 1.08 5.81 $25.96 $53,990
Wichita, KS 310 1.06 5.69 $30.75 $63,950
Racine, WI 80 1.03 5.55 $19.32 $40,180
Elmira, NY 40 1.02 5.50 (8) (8)
Janesville-Beloit, WI 60 0.98 5.25 $24.62 $51,210
Mansfield, OH 50 0.95 5.11 $17.97 $37,380



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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.12 0.66 $33.20 $69,050
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.26 $32.39 $67,380
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 0.84 $31.52 $65,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.37 1.97 $31.16 $64,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 1.44 $30.83 $64,130
Wichita, KS 310 1.06 5.69 $30.75 $63,950
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 0.42 $30.64 $63,740
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.16 0.86 $30.60 $63,640
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 290 0.29 1.58 $30.34 $63,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.17 0.92 $30.18 $62,780

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 5.52 $22.40 $46,590
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 210 0.64 3.43 $20.64 $42,940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 3.84 $22.22 $46,220
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.74 3.97 $19.90 $41,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 4.64 $19.64 $40,850

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 210 1.03 5.52 $22.40 $46,590
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 160 0.86 4.64 $19.64 $40,850
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 110 0.80 4.31 $15.15 $31,520
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.74 3.99 $19.82 $41,220
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 0.74 3.97 $19.90 $41,390

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.75 $26.73 $55,600
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.18 $26.34 $54,790
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.14 $26.07 $54,220
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.18 $24.64 $51,240
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 2.21 $24.35 $50,650


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016