Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners

risk level
Based on 54 votes
-7.1 %
by year 2032
or $18.34 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

47% (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.

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

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

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

  • Fine Arts

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 47% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' job openings is expected to decline 7.1% 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.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' was $38,150, or $18 per hour

'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' were paid 17.6% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 6,330 people employed as 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 23 thousand people are employed as 'Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners'.

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 (Low) 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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