Maintenance Workers, Machinery

5.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $23.51 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 61% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Maintenance Workers, Machinery' job openings is expected to rise 7.8% by 2031
'Maintenance Workers, Machinery' is expected to be a fast 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 'Maintenance Workers, Machinery' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Maintenance Workers, Machinery' was $48,900, or $23.51 hourly
'Maintenance Workers, Machinery' are paid 6.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as maintenance workers, machinery?

As of 2021 there were 57,660 people employed as Maintenance Workers, Machinery within the United States.
This represents around 0.04% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Maintenance Workers, Machinery.

Job description

Lubricate machinery, change parts, or perform other routine machinery maintenance.

SOC Code: 49-9043.00


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Sneezy (No chance) says
Always need someone to work on robots
Jul 23, 2021 at 10:48 AM
Not that way might the robots control over this occupation as of they only work with the intelligence and will do only the installation of new parts of damage but won't have capability of alterations of the repairs for present running while the parts are out of stock.
Dec 18, 2020 at 02:14 AM
Jay says
The robot that will replace the technician job will need at least some maintenance one day.
Apr 03, 2019 at 05:41 PM

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