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

3.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
91%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$39,060
or $18.78 hourly
VOLUME
137,510
as of 2020

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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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 7.5% by 2030
'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' is expected to be an average 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 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $39,060, or $18.78 hourly
'Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' are paid 6.9% lower 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 137,510 people employed as Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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