Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

General Information

Description

Develop programs to control machining or processing of materials by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. May also set up, operate, or maintain equipment.

Job Outlook

Overall employment of metal and plastic machine workers is projected to decline 2 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 103,100 openings for metal and plastic machine workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$57,740

State-by-state Salary

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$86,990
$39,880
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 40%
  • High school 23%
  • Associate's degree 19%
  • Bachelor's degree 9%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology
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