Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers

6.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
20%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
2.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$97,860
or $47.04 hourly
VOLUME
22,510
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 20% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Key
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 2.9% by 2031
'Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers' is expected to be a 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 'Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers' was $97,860, or $47.04 hourly
'Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers' are paid 113.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as elevator and escalator installers and repairers?

As of 2021 there were 22,510 people employed as Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers.

Job description

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

SOC Code: 47-4021.00

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Comments

Oliver (Could go either way) says
On the one hand, it's not a job requiring a lot of ingenuity. On the other, it is a physically difficult job. So, maybe?
Nov 17, 2020 at 07:14 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
I do not think a robot could fix or install an elevator because it takes a lot of work.
Jul 02, 2019 at 08:43 PM
Mahendra says
Already Schindler started elevator installation with robots in Dubai. Installation can do by robots but maintenance is difficult.
May 08, 2021 at 07:36 AM

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