Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand

1.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
90%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-18.7%
by 2031
WAGES
$35,670
or $17.15 hourly
VOLUME
15,680
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 90% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand' job openings is expected to decline by -18.7% by 2031
'Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand' is expected to be a very 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 'Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand' was $35,670, or $17.15 hourly
'Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand' are paid 22.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as grinding and polishing workers, hand?

As of 2021 there were 15,680 people employed as Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand.

Job description

Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

SOC Code: 51-9022.00

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