Potters, Manufacturing

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
59%
risk level
POLLING
46%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
19.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,310
or $20.82 per hour
Volume
38,480
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.9/10

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Automation risk

59% (Moderate Risk)

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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User poll

46% chance of full automation within the next two decades

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 59% chance of automation.

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to rise 19.3% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' was $43,310, or $20 per hour

'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic' were paid 9.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 38,480 people employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except 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 3 thousand people are employed as 'Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter's wheel to process clay in manufacture of ceramic, pottery and stoneware products.

SOC Code: 51-9195.05

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