Chemical Plant and System Operators

3.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
91%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-1.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$70,200
or $33.75 hourly
VOLUME
21,740
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 91% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Key
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quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Chemical Plant and System Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -1.1% by 2031
'Chemical Plant and System Operators' 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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Chemical Plant and System Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Chemical Plant and System Operators' was $70,200, or $33.75 hourly
'Chemical Plant and System Operators' are paid 53.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as chemical plant and system operators?

As of 2021 there were 21,740 people employed as Chemical Plant and System Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Chemical Plant and System Operators.

Job description

Control or operate entire chemical processes or system of machines.

SOC Code: 51-8091.00

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