Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

3.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
75%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$40,390
or $19.42 hourly
VOLUME
7,500
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 75% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2031
'Cooling and Freezing Equipment 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 'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' was $40,390, or $19.42 hourly
'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' are paid 11.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as cooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 7,500 people employed as Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 18 thousand people are employed as Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders.

Job description

Operate or tend equipment such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.

SOC Code: 51-9193.00

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