Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

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Will "Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 21% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

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or 35% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $24.73 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 255 out of 706

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Job description

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.

SOC Code: 47-2152

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Franklin (Small chance) says
I think robots capable of this are decades away and when they do arrive it will probably be cheaper to hire a human.
Dec 21, 2019 at 09:57 AM
Phillip (No chance) says
I just don't see how your gonna get a robot to come to a house, diagnose the plumbing issue and then perform the work to fix it. Thats a complex task and modern robots can still only reliably perform the simplest of tasks. The tech is a long ways away and even if it weren't I don't feel like replacing plumbers would the first thing on the agenda for that tech.
May 23, 2019 at 10:58 PM
Kenny (Small chance) says
Would need very good robots to do this.
May 07, 2019 at 05:57 AM

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