(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Tool Programmer Numerical Control Salary
in San Diego, California

$69,018 (USD)

Average Salary


Average Hourly


Average Bonus

Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Programmer Numerical Control is $69,018 a year and $33 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Tool Programmer Numerical Control is between $49,852 and $84,888. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

Average Salary Chart

Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills

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.
Tool Programmer Numerical Control Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

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

Job family population: 23,790

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

Rate of error: 2.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


Skills data not available for this job

About San Diego, California

San Diego Cost of Living Score:

Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Tool Programmer Numerical Control Job Listings for San Diego, California

Information Systems Security Engineer / Cyber Analyst - Mid
Jun 15
San Diego, CA, USA
Boarhog LLC
Maintaining Navy C4ISR systems and networks, with a working level knowledge of Transport Control ... tool on SBA website) Job Description: Provide Cybersecurity Engineering, Technical and Program ...
Machinist Lathe Set up
Apr 30
Temecula, CA, USA
3D Manufacturing
Fabrication of parts by setting up, and operating a CNC (computer numerical control lathe ... Observe tool wear and replace worn tools. * Can safely lift 50 pounds Requirements: Minimum 2-5 ...
R&D Engineer, Sr Staff
Jun 11
San Diego, United States
Business Title R&D Engineer, Sr Staff 21-Jan-2019 Requisition Number 20570BR Job Description and ... the tool to the customer's specific design style. By being able to work on both sides of the ...
Software Engineer
May 21
San Diego, United States
eTeam, Inc.
Job Title Software Engineer Duration 6 months Location San Diego CA Description QC is taking its ... tool, Linux Working with computer vision software, motion capture systems, robot automation.
Senior Software Engineer
Apr 26
San Diego, CA, USA
RiverRock Network
Design of software for central control of networked irrigation systems in geographically diverse ... Improving your business is our number one goal. Our professionals are trained in leading ...
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Tool Programmer Numerical Control

Similar Job Titles

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources