Helpers--Extraction Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
61%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
15.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,110
or $20.72 per hour
Volume
6,910
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.5/10

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Automation risk

61% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Helpers--Extraction Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Helpers--Extraction Workers' job openings is expected to rise 15.5% 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 'Helpers--Extraction Workers' was $43,110, or $20 per hour

'Helpers--Extraction Workers' were paid 6.9% 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 6,910 people employed as 'Helpers--Extraction Workers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 21 thousand people are employed as 'Helpers--Extraction Workers'.

Job description

Help extraction craft workers, such as earth drillers, blasters and explosives workers, derrick operators, and mining machine operators, by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying equipment or cleaning work area.

SOC Code: 47-5081.00

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