North Dakota CNC machining market is slowly getting bigger. Currently it is one of the lowest job count states but is projected to have one of bigger growth due to the oil field boom that is currently going on in the state. Even with a low job count state wide of 1000 jobs local community colleges are getting 100% job placement rate after graduation from their programs. North Dakota machinist salary is also %18 greater then the rest of the nation with the average being $21.72 a hour. Due the field being so small there is less traditional educational routes to take but a great amount of apprentice programs.