Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

2.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
95%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-4.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$37,550
or $18.05 hourly
VOLUME
14,040
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 95% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' job openings is expected to decline by -4.2% by 2031
'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' 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 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' was $37,550, or $18.05 hourly
'Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers' are paid 17.9% 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 forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers?

As of 2021 there were 14,040 people employed as Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.

SOC Code: 51-6091.00

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