Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
46%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-10.0 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$62,270
or $29.94 per hour
Volume
6,660
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.6/10

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Automation risk

46% (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:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline 10.0% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic' was $62,270, or $29 per hour

'Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic' were paid 29.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 6,660 people employed as 'Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 22 thousand people are employed as 'Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.

SOC Code: 51-4192.00

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