Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
87%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,560
or $21.90 per hour
Volume
155,880
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.4/10

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Automation risk

87% (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.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 2.8% 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

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $45,560, or $21 per hour

'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' were paid 5.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 155,880 people employed as 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' within the United States.

This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 974 people are employed as 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend spraying or rolling machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. Includes painters of transportation vehicles such as painters in auto body repair facilities.

SOC Code: 51-9124.00

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