Foundry Mold and Coremakers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
100%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-11.1 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$40,120
or $19.29 per hour
Volume
11,330
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.9/10

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Automation risk

100% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Foundry Mold and Coremakers' job openings is expected to decline 11.1% 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 'Foundry Mold and Coremakers' was $40,120, or $19 per hour

'Foundry Mold and Coremakers' were paid 13.4% 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 11,330 people employed as 'Foundry Mold and Coremakers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as 'Foundry Mold and Coremakers'.

Job description

Make or form wax or sand cores or molds used in the production of metal castings in foundries.

SOC Code: 51-4071.00

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