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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 50% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Pipelayers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
The number of 'Pipelayers' job openings is expected to decline 2.6% by 2032
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Pipelayers' was $45,990, or $22 per hour
'Pipelayers' were paid 0.7% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 36,070 people employed as 'Pipelayers' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Pipelayers'.
Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.
SOC Code: 47-2151.00
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