Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
123,600 1.8 % $17.26 $35,890 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.85 $13.31 $16.70 $20.45 $24.66
Annual Wage (2) $22,580 $27,690 $34,730 $42,550 $51,290


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 22,840 7.55 $16.90 $35,150
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 12,710 3.09 $16.39 $34,100
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,610 6.30 $19.10 $39,740
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 8,290 3.40 $16.74 $34,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 7,700 1.60 $19.94 $41,470

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 22,840 7.55 $16.90 $35,150
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 9,610 6.30 $19.10 $39,740
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 1,350 3.41 $16.42 $34,150
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 8,290 3.40 $16.74 $34,830
Forging and Stamping 2,800 3.26 $15.89 $33,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $25.19 $52,400
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 30 0.04 $23.23 $48,310
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 80 0.01 $21.81 $45,370
Support Activities for Air Transportation 590 0.39 $20.48 $42,600
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 7,700 1.60 $19.94 $41,470


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 11,490 2.34 2.40 $16.86 $35,060
California 9,610 0.69 0.71 $17.74 $36,910
Michigan 8,690 2.31 2.38 $17.18 $35,740
Illinois 7,690 1.39 1.43 $18.16 $37,770
Texas 7,510 0.74 0.77 $16.79 $34,930




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)
Indiana 6,600 2.42 2.49 $16.43 $34,180
Ohio 11,490 2.34 2.40 $16.86 $35,060
Wisconsin 6,080 2.33 2.40 $17.27 $35,910
Michigan 8,690 2.31 2.38 $17.18 $35,740
South Carolina 3,520 2.02 2.07 $17.15 $35,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,980 1.11 1.14 $23.44 $48,750
New Jersey 1,220 0.32 0.33 $20.59 $42,830
Massachusetts 2,620 0.84 0.86 $19.93 $41,460
Louisiana 980 0.54 0.55 $18.61 $38,710
Minnesota 3,200 1.25 1.28 $18.56 $38,600

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-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,360 1.23 1.27 $17.66 $36,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,170 0.83 0.85 $16.72 $34,770
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,740 2.83 2.91 $17.98 $37,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,630 1.05 1.08 $17.18 $35,740
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,600 2.55 2.62 $17.79 $37,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,490 3.18 3.27 $17.87 $37,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,150 1.28 1.32 $19.80 $41,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,020 1.50 1.54 $24.34 $50,640
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.44 1.48 $18.34 $38,140
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,860 1.93 1.99 $17.85 $37,130




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)
Elmira, NY 570 15.32 15.75 $16.72 $34,790
Mansfield, OH 520 10.60 10.90 $16.86 $35,080
Morristown, TN 340 7.94 8.16 $12.03 $25,030
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 700 7.19 7.40 $13.34 $27,750
Wausau, WI 400 6.25 6.43 $16.16 $33,620
Carson City, NV 160 5.71 5.87 $18.84 $39,190
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 530 5.38 5.53 $18.49 $38,470
Dubuque, IA 270 5.29 5.44 $15.81 $32,890
Jackson, MI 250 5.04 5.18 $17.04 $35,450
Dayton, OH 1,760 4.91 5.05 $18.70 $38,890




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 360 1.43 1.47 $27.50 $57,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,020 1.50 1.54 $24.34 $50,640
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.64 $49,180
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.59 $49,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 0.35 $23.08 $48,010
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 590 0.88 0.91 $22.04 $45,840
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.77 0.79 $21.81 $45,360
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.54 0.55 $21.79 $45,330
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.31 0.32 $21.71 $45,150
Stockton, CA 90 0.45 0.46 $21.45 $44,620

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,270 5.90 6.06 $13.59 $28,260
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,200 4.63 4.76 $15.50 $32,240
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 5.12 5.27 $18.76 $39,020
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 850 5.88 6.04 $16.19 $33,680
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 830 3.42 3.51 $18.24 $37,950

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)
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 450 7.42 7.63 $14.10 $29,330
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 1,270 5.90 6.06 $13.59 $28,260
Northwest Indiana nonmetropolitan area 850 5.88 6.04 $16.19 $33,680
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 990 5.12 5.27 $18.76 $39,020
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 750 4.92 5.06 $17.04 $35,450

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.87 0.90 $20.93 $43,540
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 200 1.71 1.76 $20.28 $42,170
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 260 1.35 1.39 $19.64 $40,850
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.68 1.72 $19.46 $40,480


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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