Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

2.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
89%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$36,560
or $17.58 hourly
VOLUME
63,730
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 1.2% by 2030
'Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $36,560, or $17.58 hourly
'Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' are paid 12.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 63,730 people employed as Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass-forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics.

SOC Code: 51-9041.00

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