Mechanical Door Repairers

risk level
Based on 14 votes
by year 2032
or $23.39 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

45% (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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

54% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 45% chance of automation.

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Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Mechanical Door Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 11.4% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Door Repairers' was $48,650, or $23 per hour

'Mechanical Door Repairers' were paid 1.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 27,800 people employed as 'Mechanical Door Repairers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Mechanical Door Repairers'.

Job description

Install, service, or repair automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors. Includes garage door mechanics.

SOC Code: 49-9011.00


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Mikewazouski (No chance) says
The job is very specific and is low on the list of jobs to replace. Mankind will revolt against the robots before they get a chance to take this job from us
Jul 04, 2024 at 07:28 AM
Blain says
Door operators are becoming easier to use and install and becoming simpler in their workings. Ever new Computer makes it easier on the technician as you don't really need a degree in electronic as you just replace the computer and and no need to troubleshoot individual components.
Feb 13, 2021 at 05:44 PM

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