Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

1.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
87%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-4%
by 2030
WAGES
$39,530
or $19.00 hourly
VOLUME
16,550
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 87% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline by -4% by 2030
'Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' 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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $39,530, or $19.00 hourly
'Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' are paid 5.8% 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 16,550 people employed as Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat treat metal or plastic objects.

SOC Code: 51-4191.00

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