Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
64%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-0.1 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$50,050
or $24.06 per hour
Volume
32,630
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.4/10

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Automation risk

64% (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.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' job openings is expected to decline 0.1% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' was $50,050, or $24 per hour

'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' were paid 4.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 32,630 people employed as 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining'.

Job description

Operate or tend machinery at surface mining site, equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets to excavate and load loose materials.

SOC Code: 47-5022.00

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