Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

2.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
100%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$37,750
or $18.15 hourly
VOLUME
59,490
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 0.7% by 2031
'Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' 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 'Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $37,750, or $18.15 hourly
'Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' are paid 17.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic?

As of 2021 there were 59,490 people employed as Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

SOC Code: 51-4021.00

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