Bridge and Lock Tenders

1.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
93%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0%
by 2031
WAGES
$45,390
or $21.82 hourly
VOLUME
4,040
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 93% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2031
'Bridge and Lock Tenders' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Bridge and Lock Tenders' was $45,390, or $21.82 hourly
'Bridge and Lock Tenders' are paid 0.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as bridge and lock tenders?

As of 2021 there were 4,040 people employed as Bridge and Lock Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.003% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 34 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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