Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

2.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
67%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.1%
by 2030
WAGES
$33,010
or $15.87 hourly
VOLUME
26,530
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 67% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% by 2030
'Food Cooking Machine 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 'Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders' was $33,010, or $15.87 hourly
'Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders' are paid 21.3% 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 26,530 people employed as Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products.

SOC Code: 51-3093.00

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