Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

risk level
Based on 16 votes
by 2031
or $14.27 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

100% (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.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

81% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's highly likely this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 100% probability of automation.

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Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials' job openings is expected to decline by 9.6% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials' was $29,690, or $14.27 per hour

'Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials' were paid 35.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 28,570 people employed as Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials within the United States.

This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials.

Job description

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.

SOC Code: 51-6021.00


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