Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

3.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.51 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 89% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors' job openings is expected to rise 5.4% by 2031
'Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors' was $38,500, or $18.51 hourly
'Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors' are paid 15.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as refuse and recyclable material collectors?

As of 2021 there were 126,050 people employed as Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors.

Job description

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.

SOC Code: 53-7081.00


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Kuba Dabrowski (No chance) says
There will be no entertainment, Some kids now like 8yr olds will want a future job and robots are like Nope, we want you to be sitting on the couch being lazy and we will just do the job with no emotion!
Nov 27, 2019 at 03:50 PM
Louie Orsmton says
Oh no what will I do?
Mar 25, 2019 at 03:37 PM
john says
kill the robots skytech is taking over spread the word
Sep 20, 2019 at 09:43 PM
Kuba Dabrowski says
Yeah that is good, some kids want jobs when they are older and there will be no jobs left to apply for.
Nov 27, 2019 at 03:53 PM

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