Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
89%
risk level
POLLING
82%
Based on 15 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-4.3 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,710
or $21.97 per hour
Volume
92,050
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.1/10

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Automation risk

89% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

82% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 89% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline 4.3% 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

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $45,710, or $21 per hour

'Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' were paid 1.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 92,050 people employed as 'Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.

SOC Code: 51-9196.00

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