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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-9161 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.


National estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
Industry profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators
Geographic profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

National estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
157,840 1.4 % $ 22.23 $ 46,240 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.53 $ 18.03 $ 22.42 $ 24.34 $ 29.73
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,220 $ 37,510 $ 46,640 $ 50,630 $ 61,840


Industry profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 35,700 10.99 $ 21.80 $ 45,350
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 14,810 2.11 $ 23.84 $ 49,580
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,380 3.22 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,440 7.78 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,770 2.51 $ 26.26 $ 54,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 35,700 10.99 $ 21.80 $ 45,350
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 12,440 7.78 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,880 4.38 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 14,380 3.22 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,080 2.97 $ 18.77 $ 39,030

Top paying industries for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 28.89 $ 60,080
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.25 $ 27.39 $ 56,960
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 510 0.21 $ 27.09 $ 56,340
Household Appliance Manufacturing 300 0.46 $ 26.69 $ 55,520
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,770 2.51 $ 26.26 $ 54,620


Geographic profile for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of computer numerically controlled tool operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 15,520 5.63 5.03 $ 24.04 $ 50,010
California 13,820 0.84 0.75 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Pennsylvania 11,380 2.04 1.82 $ 22.84 $ 47,510
Ohio 10,710 2.06 1.84 $ 20.93 $ 43,530
Michigan 10,260 2.53 2.26 $ 21.32 $ 44,340


Map of location quotient of computer numerically controlled tool operators by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 15,520 5.63 5.03 $ 24.04 $ 50,010
Vermont 1,290 4.55 4.06 $ 24.10 $ 50,130
New Hampshire 2,540 3.99 3.57 $ 23.22 $ 48,290
Iowa 4,800 3.23 2.88 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Michigan 10,260 2.53 2.26 $ 21.32 $ 44,340


Map of annual mean wages of computer numerically controlled tool operators by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,410 0.44 0.39 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Massachusetts 2,740 0.81 0.72 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Connecticut 2,060 1.31 1.17 $ 25.09 $ 52,180
Rhode Island 500 1.08 0.97 $ 24.49 $ 50,930
New Jersey 1,870 0.49 0.43 $ 24.40 $ 50,750



Map of employment of computer numerically controlled tool operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,440 1.52 1.36 $ 22.23 $ 46,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,430 1.12 1.00 $ 22.73 $ 47,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,210 6.62 5.91 $ 24.88 $ 51,760
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,360 2.42 2.16 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,960 2.17 1.94 $ 25.18 $ 52,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,400 1.17 1.05 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,880 0.33 0.30 $ 23.81 $ 49,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,840 1.07 0.96 $ 24.42 $ 50,780
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 2,290 2.37 2.12 $ 21.46 $ 44,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,190 1.72 1.53 $ 22.49 $ 46,780


Map of location quotient of computer numerically controlled tool operators by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fond du Lac, WI 660 14.87 13.27 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Sheboygan, WI 770 13.32 11.89 $ 22.08 $ 45,930
Muskegon, MI 570 10.04 8.96 $ 19.50 $ 40,550
Racine, WI 700 9.66 8.62 $ 24.52 $ 51,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,210 6.62 5.91 $ 24.88 $ 51,760
Erie, PA 740 6.44 5.75 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 310 6.38 5.69 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Appleton, WI 690 5.85 5.23 $ 25.12 $ 52,260
Janesville-Beloit, WI 340 5.32 4.75 $ 24.59 $ 51,140
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 210 4.93 4.40 $ 21.28 $ 44,260


Map of annual mean wages of computer numerically controlled tool operators by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 960 0.50 0.45 $ 33.67 $ 70,030
Waco, TX 200 1.74 1.55 $ 30.33 $ 63,080
Springfield, MA-CT 680 2.22 1.98 $ 27.85 $ 57,930
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.47 0.42 $ 27.58 $ 57,360
Manchester, NH 380 3.67 3.28 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,440 1.34 1.20 $ 26.96 $ 56,070
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 100 0.77 0.68 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Fond du Lac, WI 660 14.87 13.27 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 40 0.30 0.27 $ 26.32 $ 54,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,090 0.48 0.43 $ 26.31 $ 54,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,500 7.51 6.70 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 1,230 3.91 3.49 $ 20.70 $ 43,050
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 1,220 5.80 5.17 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,140 5.97 5.33 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,050 4.39 3.92 $ 21.13 $ 43,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,500 7.51 6.70 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 720 7.43 6.63 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 690 7.14 6.38 $ 22.57 $ 46,950
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 940 7.07 6.31 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 840 6.12 5.46 $ 20.88 $ 43,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 0.55 $ 27.09 $ 56,350
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 1.30 1.16 $ 26.72 $ 55,580
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 0.53 $ 24.73 $ 51,450