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Numerical Control Programmer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,892 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Numerical Control Programmer is $67,892 a year and $33 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Numerical Control Programmer is between $49,038 and $83,503. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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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.
Numerical Control Programmer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 23,790

Estimated population of Numerical Control Programmer jobs: 22,199

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Numerical Control Programmer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Programmer/Operator
Jun 4
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Set up and operate computer numerical control machines by programming control instructions into machine control units. * Monitoring machine operations and readouts to ensure proper operation.
Quality Control Operator
Jun 21
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voestalpine Bohler Welding USA
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QC Clinical Documentation/QC Reviewer/source documents/TMF/ICH/GCP
Jun 21
Asen Computer Associates
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Inventory Control Coordinator $40k
Jun 5
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... inventory control professional. This successful company was established over 45 years ago and ... numbers, product codes, BOMs, Roll Ups) * Prepare Engineering Change Notices and assist with ...
Quality Engineer
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
DSJ Global
Utilize Risk Management tools (PFMEA, Control Plans, and SPC) to solidify product quality while ... Working across a number of niche industries and sectors across the US, UK, and Europe. With offices ...
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