Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

risk level
Based on 14 votes
-8.0 %
by year 2032
or $23.34 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

71% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

57% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 71% chance of automation.

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Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' job openings is expected to decline 8.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' was $48,550, or $23 per hour

'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' were paid 1.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 187,670 people employed as 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' within the United States.

This represents around 0.12% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 809 people are employed as 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators'.

Job description

Operate computer-controlled tools, machines, or robots to machine or process parts, tools, or other work pieces made of metal, plastic, wood, stone, or other materials. May also set up and maintain equipment.

SOC Code: 51-9161.00


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Simone Fin (Highly likely) says
Why artificial intelligences are growing exponentially and learning faster than us humans. Then there's an increasing demand to hire new workers. As a result, there is a shortage of workers. Therefore, automation, robots, and humanoids are needed.
Sep 20, 2023 at 02:05 PM

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