Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

3.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
71%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-8%
by 2031
WAGES
$46,640
or $22.42 hourly
VOLUME
157,840
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 71% (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 -8% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' was $46,640, or $22.42 hourly
'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators' are paid 1.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as computer numerically controlled tool operators?

As of 2021 there were 157,840 people employed as Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 892 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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