Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic


Operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Miscellaneous Plastics Products, Nec
  2. Industrial Machinery, Nec
  3. Screw Machine Products, Bolts, Etc.
  4. Metalworking Machinery
  5. General Industrial Machinery

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,420 14.19 10.04 16.27 29,520 20,890 33,840
Joplin MSA 200 14.27 10.97 15.93 29,690 22,810 33,130
Springfield MSA 280 13.60 9.36 15.72 28,280 19,480 32,690
St Louis MSA 1,190 14.96 10.59 17.14 31,110 22,030 35,650
Kansas City* 430 13.56 9.93 15.38 28,209 20,654 31,987
Central Region* 70 12.62 9.10 14.38 26,246 18,926 29,906
Northwest Region* 40 12.95 9.89 14.48 26,927 20,563 30,110
Ozark Region* 280 13.64 9.37 15.77 28,368 19,488 32,808
South Central Region* 20 13.70 10.13 15.49 28,498 21,067 32,214
Southwest Region* 220 13.93 10.47 15.66 28,971 21,774 32,570
St. Charles* 360 13.98 10.72 15.61 29,076 22,298 32,465
St. Louis City* 100 15.29 12.14 16.86 31,793 25,253 35,063
St. Louis County* 370 17.20 11.09 20.26 35,777 23,067 42,131
West Central Region* 40 12.80 9.94 14.24 26,632 20,674 29,610
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 220 12.13 9.03 13.68 25,236 18,781 28,463

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,810 3,270 460 16.37 146 Great
Kansas City MSA 750 810 60 8.00 33 Great
St Louis MSA 1,650 1,870 220 13.33 80 Great
Central Region* 100 100 .00 4 Good
Northeast Region* 110 100 -10 -9.09 4 Fair
Northwest Region* 70 70 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 170 190 20 11.76 9 Great
Southwest Region* 180 190 10 5.56 6 Great
West Central Region* 100 100 .00 4 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)