Conveyor Operators and Tenders

3.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
86%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7%
by 2031
WAGES
$36,420
or $17.51 hourly
VOLUME
28,650
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 86% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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Assisting and Caring for Others
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Conveyor Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 7% by 2031
'Conveyor Operators and Tenders' is expected to be a fast 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 'Conveyor Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Conveyor Operators and Tenders' was $36,420, or $17.51 hourly
'Conveyor Operators and Tenders' are paid 20.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as conveyor operators and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 28,650 people employed as Conveyor Operators and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Conveyor Operators and Tenders.

Job description

Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

SOC Code: 53-7011.00

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