Computer control programmers & operators

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Total Workforce

95.4k

Average Age

41.5

Average Salary

$46,386

Average Male Salary

$47,385

Average Female Salary

$35,478

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Computer control programmers & operators are most often employed by the Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing  industry. The average yearly wage for Computer control programmers & operators was $46,386 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Computer control programmers & operators by wage are Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Archivists, curators, & museum technicians.

Computer control programmers & operators are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Computer control programmers & operators are New Britain, Berlin & Plainville Towns PUMA, CT, Muskegon County PUMA, MI, and Detroit City (Southwest) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Computer control programmers & operators are Detroit City (Southwest) PUMA, MI, New Britain, Berlin & Plainville Towns PUMA, CT, and Iosco, Gladwin, Roscommon, Ogemaw & Arenac Counties PUMA, MI.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer control programmers & operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Computer control programmers & operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Computer control programmers & operators, by average wage, is Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. . Computer control programmers & operators are paid most in Genesee (East) & Lapeer Counties PUMA, MI but are relatively concentrated in Detroit City (Southwest) PUMA, MI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,386

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,808

In 2017, Computer control programmers & operators earned an average of $46,386, $5,679 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Archivists, curators, & museum technicians make somewhat more than Computer control programmers & operators while Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Computer control programmers & operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.228

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Computer control programmers & operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.228, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Computer control programmers & operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Computer control programmers & operators.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Computer control programmers & operators, by average wage, are Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. , Architectural, engineering & related services, and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

95.4k

2017 Workforce

± 7,581

0.93%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Computer control programmers & operators has been growing at a rate of 0.93%, from 94,535 people in 2016 to 95,414 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Computer control programmers & operators employed by various industries. Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing employs the largest share of Computer control programmers & operators at  21.3%, followed by Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 10.3% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 10%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Computer control programmers & operators in the US. The average age of male Computer control programmers & operators in the workforce is 41.7 and of female Computer control programmers & operators is 39.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Computer control programmers & operators is White.

Gender Composition

87.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,256

8.01k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,197

91.6% of Computer control programmers & operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Computer control programmers & operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Computer control programmers & operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

82% of Computer control programmers & operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.58% of Computer control programmers & operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Computer control programmers & operators.

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Age by Gender

41.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.02

39.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.37

The median age of Computer control programmers & operators is 41.5, and Male employees are generally 2.45 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Computer control programmers & operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Computer control programmers & operators is Engineering but a relatively high number of Computer control programmers & operators hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Computer control programmers & operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer control programmers & operators need many skills, but most especially . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer control programmers & operators need more than the average amount of .

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