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N/C Machine Operator Salary

$47,119 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a N/C Machine Operator is $47,119 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a N/C Machine Operator is between $34,848 and $57,330. 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

  • Prepares and operates numerical control machines or machining centers to perform various machine functions, such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, boring, and broaching of metallic and nonmetallic work pieces, utilizing knowledge of machine tool capabilities, machinability of materials, and shop math.
  • Reads and follows blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences.
N/C Machine Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 144,660

Estimated population of N/C Machine Operator jobs: 10,199

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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