Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
65%
risk level
POLLING
67%
Based on 24 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$39,210
or $18.85 per hour
Volume
137,060
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.8/10

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Automation risk

65% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

67% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 65% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 2.8% 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

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $39,210, or $18 per hour

'Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' were paid 15.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 137,060 people employed as 'Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

SOC Code: 51-4081.00

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