Refractory Materials Repairers
(Except Brickmasons)

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
79%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-20.2 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$50,550
or $24.30 per hour
Volume
580
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.7/10

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Automation risk

79% (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.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons' job openings is expected to decline 20.2% 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

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons' was $50,550, or $24 per hour

'Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons' were paid 9.2% 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 580 people employed as 'Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 254 thousand people are employed as 'Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons'.

Job description

Build or repair equipment such as furnaces, kilns, cupolas, boilers, converters, ladles, soaking pits, and ovens, using refractory materials.

SOC Code: 49-9045.00

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