Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
77%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-5.0 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$49,330
or $23.71 per hour
Volume
115,370
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.3/10

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Automation risk

77% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline 5.0% 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 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' was $49,330, or $23 per hour

'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' were paid 6.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 115,370 people employed as 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders'.

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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