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Computer Programmer Numerical Control Salary

$63,699 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

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The average pay for a Computer Programmer Numerical Control is $63,699 a year and $31 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Computer Programmer Numerical Control is between $46,009 and $78,346. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Computer Programmer Numerical Control. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans numerical control program to control contour-path machining of parts on automatic machine tools.
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines include, but are not limited to, machining tools such as lathes, multi-axis spindles, and milling machines, but the functions formerly performed by human operators are performed by a computer-control module.
  • CNC machines cut away material from a solid block of metal, plastic, glass, or other materials to form a finished part.
  • Applies knowledge of the working properties of materials with CNC programming knowledge to design and carry out the operations needed to make machined products that meet precise specifications.
  • Most companies require previous experience as a machinist or machine setter, operator, and tender along with apprenticeship programs, informally on the job, or training in secondary, vocational, or technical college.
  • Requires knowledge of computers and electronics, computer numerical control, basics of programming, and computer-aided manufacturing.
Computer Programmer Numerical Control Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 23,790

Estimated population of Computer Programmer Numerical Control jobs: 22,199

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Computer Programmer Numerical Control Job Listings for United States

Machinist Programmer
Jun 21
Lathrop, CA, USA
Pridestaff - Modesto, CA
The Machinist/Programmer will be responsible for correctly interpreting blueprints and/or various ... write the program using computer-aided design systems * Set up and operate numerical control ...
CNC Machinist/Programmer
Jun 8
Lake County, OH, USA
Quality Machine Systems
You will produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment ...
Industrial Automation Engineer / Computer Programmer
May 31
Bridgeport, CT, USA
Northeast Laser & Electropolish
... computer programmer at our facility in Monroe, CT. Working in a team environment, this individual ... Assemble and test electrical control cabinetry. * Create Detailed design specifications for ...
Control Systems Development Manager
Apr 23
San Francisco, CA, USA
Juul Labs
JUUL is the number one US-based vapor product. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading ... Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field. Associate's degree with ...
Systems Engineer
Jun 20
El Segundo, United States
... for LOS control systems, navigation, command generation, and attitude determination Computer ... and numerical methods and some practical experience with estimation and numerical methods ...
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