Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
24,960 2.4 % $24.13 $50,200 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.24 $18.32 $22.84 $28.57 $35.51
Annual Wage (2) $31,710 $38,090 $47,500 $59,430 $73,860


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 6,250 1.68 $24.87 $51,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,720 1.50 $23.50 $48,880
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,480 0.53 $21.79 $45,310
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 1,450 0.41 $22.10 $45,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,390 0.28 $33.28 $69,220

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 6,250 1.68 $24.87 $51,730
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 2,720 1.50 $23.50 $48,880
Forging and Stamping 840 0.85 $22.73 $47,270
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 810 0.74 $25.26 $52,530
Hardware Manufacturing 140 0.60 $22.30 $46,370

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 1,390 0.28 $33.28 $69,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 100 0.01 $30.75 $63,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 70 (7) $29.35 $61,050
Dairy Product Manufacturing 40 0.03 $28.71 $59,710
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 380 0.12 $28.58 $59,440


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 2,470 0.16 0.89 $29.18 $60,700
Texas 2,030 0.18 0.98 $26.25 $54,610
Illinois 1,650 0.29 1.55 $22.80 $47,430
Michigan 1,560 0.38 2.08 $23.31 $48,480
Ohio 1,470 0.28 1.53 $22.72 $47,260




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 1,430 0.53 2.85 $22.99 $47,810
Connecticut 840 0.51 2.77 $25.08 $52,170
Kansas 560 0.41 2.23 $27.59 $57,380
Indiana 1,150 0.40 2.14 $21.08 $43,850
Michigan 1,560 0.38 2.08 $23.31 $48,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 450 0.15 0.84 $35.56 $73,960
California 2,470 0.16 0.89 $29.18 $60,700
Oregon 450 0.27 1.44 $28.31 $58,880
New Jersey 370 0.10 0.52 $28.15 $58,560
Kansas 560 0.41 2.23 $27.59 $57,380





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 890 0.24 1.28 $24.62 $51,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 0.48 2.58 $24.78 $51,540
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.31 1.66 $27.47 $57,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 1.00 $30.41 $63,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 550 0.67 3.65 $23.99 $49,900
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 520 0.45 2.45 $23.19 $48,230
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.30 1.65 $27.45 $57,090
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 380 0.68 3.66 $26.00 $54,080
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 380 0.37 2.02 $23.18 $48,220
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 360 0.34 1.86 $28.64 $59,570




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)
Rockford, IL 200 1.36 7.35 $19.96 $41,510
Jackson, MI 70 1.16 6.27 $19.37 $40,290
Wichita, KS 320 1.09 5.91 $30.03 $62,450
Danbury, CT 70 1.01 5.46 $23.24 $48,330
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 1.00 5.43 $17.05 $35,460
Waterbury, CT 60 0.93 5.06 $25.77 $53,600
Appleton, WI 110 0.92 4.99 $20.23 $42,080
Janesville, WI 50 0.89 4.81 $24.14 $50,200
Lafayette, LA 140 0.87 4.71 $22.54 $46,880
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 320 0.82 4.44 $20.18 $41,980




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.20 1.10 $41.99 $87,330
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 1.11 $33.46 $69,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.56 $31.70 $65,940
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.38 $65,270
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.28 1.51 $30.91 $64,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 0.75 $30.86 $64,190
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 130 0.10 0.54 $30.77 $64,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.29 1.58 $30.56 $63,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 1.00 $30.41 $63,240
Wichita, KS 320 1.09 5.91 $30.03 $62,450

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)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 4.05 $20.21 $42,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.91 4.92 $19.83 $41,250
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.81 4.40 $21.89 $45,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 5.58 $23.07 $47,990
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 0.72 3.90 $22.33 $46,450

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 5.58 $23.07 $47,990
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.92 4.97 $24.65 $51,260
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 0.91 4.92 $19.83 $41,250
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 4.89 $22.73 $47,280
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.81 4.40 $21.89 $45,530

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 50 0.29 1.57 $26.44 $55,000
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.68 $53,420
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.41 $25.35 $52,720
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.92 4.97 $24.65 $51,260
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.40 2.15 $24.55 $51,060


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015