Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

2.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
91%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
2.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$43,710
or $21.01 hourly
VOLUME
14,180
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 91% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to rise 2.7% by 2031
'Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle 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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders' was $43,710, or $21.01 hourly
'Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders' are paid 4.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 14,180 people employed as Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders.

Job description

Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.

SOC Code: 51-9051.00

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