Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

5.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.22 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 64% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers' job openings is expected to rise 21.1% by 2031
'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers' is expected to be a very fast 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 Programmers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers' was $60,780, or $29.22 hourly
'Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers' are paid 32.8% 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 programmers?

As of 2021 there were 25,800 people employed as Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 51-9162.00


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