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Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $29.63
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$20.70 $26.15 $32.60
Minnesota
$25.52 $29.63 $35.09
Central Minnesota
$22.80 $28.61 $33.89
Northeast Minnesota
$18.38 $20.68 $32.74
Northwest Minnesota
$22.80 $26.46 $30.73
Southeast Minnesota
$22.71 $27.32 $32.61
Southwest Minnesota
$24.25 $29.44 $35.04
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$27.25 $30.76 $36.42

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 690 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 917 new Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 25,100 29,200 4,100 16.3%
Minnesota 717 862 145 20.2%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 51 68 17 33.3%
Central Minnesota 129 172 43 33.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 449 514 65 14.5%
Southeast Minnesota 65 77 12 18.5%
Southwest Minnesota 18 22 4 22.2%


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