Salary for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

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This occupation has now been updated to Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

Also known as:  Brake Press Operator, Computer Numerical Control Lathe Operator (CNC Lathe Operator), Computer Numerical Control Machine Operator (CNC Machine Operator), Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Computer Numerical Control Mill Operator (CNC Mill Operator), Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Computer Numerical Control Set-Up and Operator (CNC Set-Up and Operator), Machine Operator, Machine Set-Up Operator, Machinist helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Computer-controlled machine tool operators work with robots or other computer-controlled machines. This job can be dangerous as it requires employees to use power tools. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator will normally get a pay level of $28,750 - $63,460 depending on experience and education levels. will normally get an average salary of fourty-four thousand three hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

can receive the highest pay in Washington, where they receive an average job salary of close to $64,720. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn job pay of $50,450.

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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
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