Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

4.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
44%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3%
by 2031
WAGES
$48,830
or $23.47 hourly
VOLUME
16,420
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 44% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' job openings is expected to rise 3% by 2031
'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' is expected to be a slow 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 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' was $48,830, or $23.47 hourly
'Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers' are paid 6.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as reinforcing iron and rebar workers?

As of 2021 there were 16,420 people employed as Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.012% 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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