Pile Driver Operators

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
69%
risk level
POLLING
73%
Based on 22 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$64,310
or $30.92 per hour
Volume
3,290
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.8/10

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Automation risk

69% (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.

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:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

73% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 69% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Pile Driver Operators will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Pile Driver Operators' job openings is expected to rise 6.0% 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

High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Pile Driver Operators' was $64,310, or $30 per hour

'Pile Driver Operators' were paid 38.9% higher 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 3,290 people employed as 'Pile Driver Operators' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 44 thousand people are employed as 'Pile Driver Operators'.

Job description

Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures such as buildings, bridges, and piers.

SOC Code: 47-2072.00

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