Paperhangers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
67%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,930
or $21.60 per hour
Volume
2,220
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.9/10

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Automation risk

67% (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.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Paperhangers' job openings is expected to rise 3.0% 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 'Paperhangers' was $44,930, or $21 per hour

'Paperhangers' were paid 3.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 2,220 people employed as 'Paperhangers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 66 thousand people are employed as 'Paperhangers'.

Job description

Cover interior walls or ceilings of rooms with decorative wallpaper or fabric, or attach advertising posters on surfaces such as walls and billboards. May remove old materials or prepare surfaces to be papered.

SOC Code: 47-2142.00

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