Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
81%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-5.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$50,510
or $24.28 hourly
VOLUME
93,060
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 81% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Key
very important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline by -5.3% by 2030
'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' was $50,510, or $24.28 hourly
'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' are paid 20.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 93,060 people employed as Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

SOC Code: 51-9011.00

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