Floor Sanders and Finishers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
56%
risk level
POLLING
60%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$46,060
or $22.14 per hour
Volume
4,270
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.7/10

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Automation risk

56% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

60% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 56% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Floor Sanders and Finishers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Floor Sanders and Finishers' job openings is expected to rise 1.6% 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 2022, the median annual wage for 'Floor Sanders and Finishers' was $46,060, or $22 per hour

'Floor Sanders and Finishers' were paid 0.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 4,270 people employed as 'Floor Sanders and Finishers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 34 thousand people are employed as 'Floor Sanders and Finishers'.

Job description

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

SOC Code: 47-2043.00

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Comments

Logen Holmes says
I do not believe this to be accurate because it all depends on the people. They could want an actual human. So they can know what is going to happen
Jan 31, 2020 at 06:39 PM

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