Molders, Shapers, and Casters
(Except Metal and Plastic)

4.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
95%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
19.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$37,500
or $18.03 hourly
VOLUME
38,420
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 95% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 19.3% by 2031
'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' is expected to be a very 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 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' was $37,500, or $18.03 hourly
'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' are paid 18.1% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic?

As of 2021 there were 38,420 people employed as Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic.

Job description

Mold, shape, form, cast, or carve products such as food products, figurines, tile, pipes, and candles consisting of clay, glass, plaster, concrete, stone, or combinations of materials.

SOC Code: 51-9195.00

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