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Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator, Metal and Plastic Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator, Metal and Plastic Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,180
25th Percentile Wage
$30,480
50th Percentile Wage
$37,880
75th Percentile Wage
$47,570
90th Percentile Wage
$57,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic is $57,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,180. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 129% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,8802.24%6.07%
201537,0301.59%-
201436,4401.48%-
201335,9000.89%-
201235,580--

Table 2. Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operator, Metal and Plastic Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $43,380. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $29,800).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,380
Transportation and Warehousing
$39,940
Wholesale Trade
$39,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,820
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,570
Construction
$38,400
Manufacturing
$37,920
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$29,800

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic by States

From the above tables we note that not only computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $29,780 to $56,410. The highest paying state for computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic is Washington with a median annual salary of $56,410. The lowest paying state is Delaware with a median annual salary of $29,780. For more salary information of computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$56,410
Vermont
$55,520
Connecticut
$46,060
Massachusetts
$45,950
Maine
$45,770
Maryland
$45,260
New Jersey
$44,390
West Virginia
$43,150
Mississippi
$42,890
Wisconsin
$41,210
Minnesota
$41,140
Louisiana
$41,130
Arizona
$39,620
Texas
$39,250
Virginia
$38,850
Kentucky
$38,770
Illinois
$38,740
Montana
$38,680
Ohio
$38,630
Nevada
$38,470
South Carolina
$38,380
Oregon
$37,500
Iowa
$37,140
Oklahoma
$36,790
Pennsylvania
$36,690
North Carolina
$36,630
South Dakota
$36,630
California
$36,560
Arkansas
$36,430
Colorado
$35,730
New Hampshire
$35,720
Rhode Island
$35,500
Nebraska
$35,290
Michigan
$35,280
Florida
$35,270
Kansas
$35,170
New York
$35,120
Missouri
$35,050
Tennessee
$34,970
Alabama
$34,860
Indiana
$34,460
Utah
$34,360
Georgia
$33,750
Puerto Rico
$32,290
New Mexico
$30,110
Idaho
$29,890
Delaware
$29,780



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