Bridge and Lock Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
93%
risk level
POLLING
79%
Based on 14 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
0.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$47,280
or $22.73 per hour
Volume
3,690
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.6/10

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Automation risk

93% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

79% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 93% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Bridge and Lock Tenders will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' was $47,280, or $22 per hour

'Bridge and Lock Tenders' were paid 2.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 3,690 people employed as 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 40 thousand people are employed as 'Bridge and Lock Tenders'.

Job description

Operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.

SOC Code: 53-6011.00

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