Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
44%
risk level
POLLING
41%
Based on 16 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$51,070
or $24.55 per hour
Volume
17,270
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.5/10

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Automation risk

44% (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.

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

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

41% 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 44% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' job openings is expected to rise 3.0% 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 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' was $51,070, or $24 per hour

'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' were paid 10.3% higher 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 17,270 people employed as 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers'.

Job description

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

SOC Code: 47-2171.00

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