Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

1.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
91%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-18.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,580
or $18.55 hourly
VOLUME
6,810
as of 2021

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 'Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline by -18.6% by 2031
'Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' is expected to be a very slow 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 'Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $38,580, or $18.55 hourly
'Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' are paid 15.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic?

As of 2021 there were 6,810 people employed as Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic within the United States.
This represents around 0.005% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 20 thousand people are employed as Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

SOC Code: 51-4032.00

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