Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
75%
risk level
POLLING
52%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$42,890
or $20.62 per hour
Volume
6,420
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.4/10

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Automation risk

75% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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

52% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 75% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% 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 2022, the median annual wage for 'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' was $42,890, or $20 per hour

'Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders' were paid 7.4% 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 6,420 people employed as 'Cooling and Freezing 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 23 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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