Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

2.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $17.70 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 83% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Fine Arts
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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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 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' job openings is expected to decline by -3.9% by 2030
'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' 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 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' was $36,810, or $17.70 hourly
'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' are paid 12.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 7,070 people employed as Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.

SOC Code: 49-9063.00

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Rich Grimolizzi (Small chance) says
A robot rolling up to a piano and physically handling a tuning hammer to turn pins would probably cost more than what a piano tuner gets paid in the long run
Dec 31, 2019 at 03:04 AM

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