Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
81%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-10.4 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$37,900
or $18.22 per hour
Volume
32,050
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.1/10

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Automation risk

81% (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.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline 10.4% 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

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $37,900, or $18 per hour

'Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' were paid 18.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 32,050 people employed as 'Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' 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 'Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend plating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Typically, the product being coated is immersed in molten metal or an electrolytic solution.

SOC Code: 51-4193.00

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