Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
100%
risk level
POLLING
80%
Based on 27 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$37,190
or $17.88 per hour
Volume
13,200
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.1/10

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Automation risk

100% (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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

80% 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 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% 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

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders' was $37,190, or $17 per hour

'Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders' were paid 19.7% lower 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 13,200 people employed as 'Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as 'Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders'.

Job description

Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.

SOC Code: 51-9192.00

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