Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

2.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
68%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$36,590
or $17.59 hourly
VOLUME
5,740
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 68% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators' job openings is expected to rise 3.5% by 2031
'Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators' was $36,590, or $17.59 hourly
'Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators' are paid 20.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as photographic process workers and processing machine operators?

As of 2021 there were 5,740 people employed as Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 24 thousand people are employed as Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators.

Job description

Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.

SOC Code: 51-9151.00

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