Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

3.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
67%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-2.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$42,260
or $20.32 hourly
VOLUME
149,120
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 67% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -2.5% by 2030
'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' was $42,260, or $20.32 hourly
'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' are paid 0.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 149,120 people employed as Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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