Industrial Machinery Mechanics

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
55%
risk level
POLLING
34%
Based on 48 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
16.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$59,830
or $28.76 per hour
Volume
386,120
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
6.4/10

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Automation risk

55% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 55% chance of automation.

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Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Industrial Machinery Mechanics' job openings is expected to rise 16.4% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Industrial Machinery Mechanics' was $59,830, or $28 per hour

'Industrial Machinery Mechanics' were paid 29.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 386,120 people employed as 'Industrial Machinery Mechanics' within the United States.

This represents around 0.26% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 383 people are employed as 'Industrial Machinery Mechanics'.

Job description

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. May also install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to plans.

SOC Code: 49-9041.00

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