Hoist and Winch Operators

3.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $25.14 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 80% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Hoist and Winch Operators' job openings is expected to rise 1% by 2031
'Hoist and Winch Operators' is expected to be a 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 'Hoist and Winch Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Hoist and Winch Operators' was $52,300, or $25.14 hourly
'Hoist and Winch Operators' are paid 14.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as hoist and winch operators?

As of 2021 there were 2,610 people employed as Hoist and Winch Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 53 thousand people are employed as Hoist and Winch Operators.

Job description

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.

SOC Code: 53-7041.00


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