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Computer Control Programmers and Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of computer control programmers and operators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of computer control programmers and operators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of computer control programmers and operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The computer control programmers and operators 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 Control Programmers and Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,730
25th Percentile Wage
$31,440
50th Percentile Wage
$39,290
75th Percentile Wage
$49,610
90th Percentile Wage
$61,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer control programmers and operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) computer control programmers and operators is $61,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,730. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 control programmers and operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,2902.19%6.44%
201538,4301.80%-
201437,7401.51%-
201337,1701.10%-
201236,760--

Table 2. Computer Control Programmers and Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of computer control programmers and operators in 10 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 control programmers and operators occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $47,050. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,960).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$47,050
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,710
Wholesale Trade
$43,440
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,530
Construction
$41,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,410
Manufacturing
$39,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$38,710
Retail Trade
$36,660
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,960


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