Furniture Finishers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
55%
risk level
POLLING
56%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.2%
by year 2032
WAGES
$37,960
or $18.25 per hour
Volume
14,990
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.7/10

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Automation risk

55% (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

User poll

56% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 55% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Furniture Finishers' job openings is expected to rise 2.2% 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

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Furniture Finishers' was $37,960, or $18 per hour

'Furniture Finishers' were paid 18.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 14,990 people employed as 'Furniture Finishers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Furniture Finishers'.

Job description

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

SOC Code: 51-7021.00

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Comments

Baboo says
Need more details on this. Are we talking about furniture being manufactured in a factory, re-finishing old and antique furniture or entering a clients' home and doing handyman services for them?
Sep 03, 2019 at 06:37 PM

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