Model Makers, Metal and Plastic

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $26.33 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 90% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Model Makers, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline by -4.9% by 2030
'Model Makers, Metal and Plastic' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Model Makers, Metal and Plastic' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Model Makers, Metal and Plastic' was $54,780, or $26.33 hourly
'Model Makers, Metal and Plastic' are paid 30.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as model makers, metal and plastic?

As of 2020 there were 3,400 people employed as Model Makers, Metal and Plastic within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 40 thousand people are employed as Model Makers, Metal and Plastic.

Job description

Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, milling and engraving machines, and jig borers to make working models of metal or plastic objects. Includes template makers.

SOC Code: 51-4061.00

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