Helpers--Production Workers

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $14.66 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 77% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Helpers--Production Workers' job openings is expected to decline by -4.5% by 2030
'Helpers--Production Workers' 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 'Helpers--Production Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Helpers--Production Workers' was $30,500, or $14.66 hourly
'Helpers--Production Workers' are paid 27.3% 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 239,340 people employed as Helpers--Production Workers.
This represents around 0.17% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

SOC Code: 51-9198.00

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Comments (No chance) says
Automation in factories is actually quite inefficient in most cases. Machines do one task repeatadly well, but they are not versatile for more challenging tasks (multi step) and they cannot be adapted easily when a factory line changes
Aug 17, 2019 at 05:53 PM

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