Average Numerical Control Operator Salary
$32,000 yearly
$11.43 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$25,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$41,000
90 %
Numerical control operators in the United States make an average salary of $32,155 per year or $15.46 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $25,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $41,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, and Idaho provide the highest numerical control operator salaries.

Average Numerical Control Operator Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where numerical control operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Numerical Control Operator average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$30,876
$30,876
$14.84
$14.84
Alaska
Alaska
$36,069
$36,069
$17.34
$17.34
Arizona
Arizona
$33,343
$33,343
$16.03
$16.03
Arkansas
Arkansas
$30,091
$30,091
$14.47
$14.47
California
California
$34,576
$34,576
$16.62
$16.62
Colorado
Colorado
$36,766
$36,766
$17.68
$17.68
Connecticut
Connecticut
$36,084
$36,084
$17.35
$17.35
Delaware
Delaware
$24,840
$24,840
$11.94
$11.94
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$31,583
$31,583
$15.18
$15.18
Florida
Florida
$28,278
$28,278
$13.60
$13.60
Georgia
Georgia
$28,641
$28,641
$13.77
$13.77
Hawaii
Hawaii
$33,764
$33,764
$16.23
$16.23
Idaho
Idaho
$40,250
$40,250
$19.35
$19.35
Illinois
Illinois
$30,611
$30,611
$14.72
$14.72
Indiana
Indiana
$28,922
$28,922
$13.90
$13.90
Iowa
Iowa
$32,102
$32,102
$15.43
$15.43
Kansas
Kansas
$34,327
$34,327
$16.50
$16.50
Kentucky
Kentucky
$28,709
$28,709
$13.80
$13.80
Louisiana
Louisiana
$31,132
$31,132
$14.97
$14.97
Maine
Maine
$44,867
$44,867
$21.57
$21.57
Maryland
Maryland
$35,283
$35,283
$16.96
$16.96
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$43,652
$43,652
$20.99
$20.99
Michigan
Michigan
$30,671
$30,671
$14.75
$14.75
Minnesota
Minnesota
$36,673
$36,673
$17.63
$17.63
Mississippi
Mississippi
$29,584
$29,584
$14.22
$14.22
Missouri
Missouri
$32,938
$32,938
$15.84
$15.84
Montana
Montana
$34,577
$34,577
$16.62
$16.62
Nebraska
Nebraska
$30,400
$30,400
$14.62
$14.62
Nevada
Nevada
$36,281
$36,281
$17.44
$17.44
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$36,663
$36,663
$17.63
$17.63
New Jersey
New Jersey
$38,681
$38,681
$18.60
$18.60
New Mexico
New Mexico
$31,255
$31,255
$15.03
$15.03
New York
New York
$33,991
$33,991
$16.34
$16.34
North Carolina
North Carolina
$29,843
$29,843
$14.35
$14.35
North Dakota
North Dakota
$33,823
$33,823
$16.26
$16.26
Ohio
Ohio
$31,931
$31,931
$15.35
$15.35
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$28,634
$28,634
$13.77
$13.77
Oregon
Oregon
$36,440
$36,440
$17.52
$17.52
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$32,464
$32,464
$15.61
$15.61
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$37,202
$37,202
$17.89
$17.89
South Carolina
South Carolina
$30,439
$30,439
$14.63
$14.63
South Dakota
South Dakota
$33,860
$33,860
$16.28
$16.28
Tennessee
Tennessee
$27,227
$27,227
$13.09
$13.09
Texas
Texas
$31,142
$31,142
$14.97
$14.97
Utah
Utah
$31,749
$31,749
$15.26
$15.26
Vermont
Vermont
$45,267
$45,267
$21.76
$21.76
Virginia
Virginia
$31,264
$31,264
$15.03
$15.03
Washington
Washington
$42,685
$42,685
$20.52
$20.52
West Virginia
West Virginia
$35,169
$35,169
$16.91
$16.91
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$33,918
$33,918
$16.31
$16.31
Wyoming
Wyoming
$34,493
$34,493
$16.58
$16.58

Highest Paying Cities For Numerical Control Operator

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Littleton, CO
Littleton, CO
$36,706
$36,706
$17.65
$17.65
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$36,633
$36,633
$17.61
$17.61
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$36,534
$36,534
$17.56
$17.56
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, NY
$35,069
$35,069
$16.86
$16.86
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, CA
$34,516
$34,516
$16.59
$16.59
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS
$34,350
$34,350
$16.51
$16.51

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Machinist

    Avg. salary: $41,780

    Machinists are skilled professionals who create metal works by using different machines. They work with clients to bring their clients' vision to life. They study the blueprints of the product that needs to be done and identify the parts that will need fabrication through machining. They then prepare the materials and equipment. Machinists use different tools such as grinders, drills, lathes, polishers, and milling equipment to create parts that are made of metal. They may sometimes work with other materials such as wood or plastic, but this is seldom. Machinists are expected to be proficient in the use of the machines, to be precise with their work, and can work within the committed timeline.
    6,945 Machinist Jobs
    Maintenance Machinist

    Avg. salary: $51,986

    A Maintenance Machinist is responsible for implementing and maintaining industrial machinery. Their primary duties include investigating and diagnosing equipment failures and performing corrective actions.
    50,835 Maintenance Machinist Jobs
    Operator

    Avg. salary: $34,372

    Operators are skilled workers who are in charge of working on an industrial machine or a specific aspect of the manufacturing business. They are trained to operate machines, learning how to use them. They are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the machine, and they should be able to troubleshoot problems and provide remedies to them. They must be knowledgeable about the different parts of the machine and how to mitigate any challenges that may arise. Operators should be alert, detail-oriented, and familiar with safety and health guidelines.
    97,459 Operator Jobs
    Machine Operator

    Avg. salary: $28,400

    Machine operators are responsible for managing the machines assigned to them. They set up, install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and ensure quality output. Machine operators must know the inner workings of the machine such that they can easily address any problems that may arise. They must ensure that all components of the machine are working well. They perform maintenance routine checks to ensure that the machine is working at the most efficient capacity, is well-stocked with needed materials, and producing the best output. Machine operators are also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the machine.
    51,381 Machine Operator Jobs
    Press Brake Operator

    Avg. salary: $31,402

    A press brake is a machine used to manipulate metal into various shapes and forms. Press brake operators manufacture tools, metal, and other pieces of equipment using a press brake to make punches, bends, and cuts into sheet or plate metal. These operators may have their own business, work in a factory setting, or other types of machinery shops.
    19,806 Press Brake Operator Jobs
    Process Operator

    Avg. salary: $34,124

    A process operator's role is to supervise all production operations in a manufacturing plant or similar setting. To ensure the efficiency and safety of the workforce and the workload, a process operator must regularly conduct inspections on the manufacturing processes and provide an assessment of the employees' progress. There are also duties that involve producing reports and presentations, keeping and updating data, performing audits, and managing work schedules. Furthermore, it is essential to maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone, all while adhering and implementing the policies and regulations of the company.
    40,383 Process Operator Jobs

    Numerical Control Operator Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a numerical control operator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Company

    Recently Added Numerical Control Operator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    CNC Machine Operator
    CNC Machine Operator
    New Albany, IN
    New Albany, IN
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $52,175
    $52,175
    06/29/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    CNC Operator/Set Up Tech In Gwinnett County
    CNC Operator/Set Up Tech In Gwinnett County
    CNC Operator/Set Up Tech In Gwinnett County
    Duluth, GA
    Duluth, GA
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $41,740
    $41,740
    06/29/2021
    CNC Machine Operators
    CNC Machine Operators
    Asheboro, NC
    Asheboro, NC
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/29/2021
    CNC Operator
    CNC Operator
    Lake Zurich, IL
    Lake Zurich, IL
    06/29/2021
    06/29/2021
    $29,218
    $29,218
    06/29/2021
    Personnel Resources
    Personnel Resources
    CNC Machine Operator
    CNC Machine Operator
    CNC Machine Operator
    Union Grove, WI
    Union Grove, WI
    06/28/2021
    06/28/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    06/28/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    CNC Machine Operator
    CNC Machine Operator
    CNC Machine Operator
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    06/28/2021
    06/28/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    06/28/2021
    CNC Operators at Cerco
    CNC Operators at Cerco
    Shreve, OH
    Shreve, OH
    06/28/2021
    06/28/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    06/28/2021
    CNC Machine Operators-CNC Operator
    CNC Machine Operators-CNC Operator
    West Covina, CA
    West Covina, CA
    06/28/2021
    06/28/2021
    $50,088
    $50,088
    06/28/2021
    CNC Operator
    CNC Operator
    Quincy, IL
    Quincy, IL
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $33,392
    $33,392
    06/26/2021
    Milwaukee Valve
    Milwaukee Valve
    2Nd Shift CNC Setup/Operator (Dept. 301)
    2Nd Shift CNC Setup/Operator (Dept. 301)
    2Nd Shift CNC Setup/Operator (Dept. 301)
    Tony, WI
    Tony, WI
    06/26/2021
    06/26/2021
    $42,784
    $42,784
    06/26/2021

    Average Numerical Control Operator Salary by Demographic

    Numerical Control Operator Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $33,232
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,702
    Median Numerical Control Operator Income by Race
    Unknown numerical control operators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american numerical control operators have the lowest average salary at $31,204.
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$31,618
    Black or African American$31,204
    Asian$32,130
    Unknown$32,748
    Hispanic or Latino$32,134
    Average Numerical Control Operator Salary by Education Level
    Numerical control operators with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $39,570 annually. With a Bachelors degree, numerical control operators earn a median annual income of $37,973 compared to $34,331 for numerical control operators with an Associate degree.
    $42,000
    $40,000
    $38,000
    $36,000
    $34,000
    $32,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$33,232
    Some College/ Associate Degree$34,331
    Bachelor's Degree$37,973
    Master's Degree$39,570