Rock Splitters, Quarry

1.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.12 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 93% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Rock Splitters, Quarry' job openings is expected to rise 4.2% by 2031
'Rock Splitters, Quarry' 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 'Rock Splitters, Quarry' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Rock Splitters, Quarry' was $37,700, or $18.12 hourly
'Rock Splitters, Quarry' are paid 17.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as rock splitters, quarry?

As of 2021 there were 4,450 people employed as Rock Splitters, Quarry within the United States.
This represents around 0.003% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 31 thousand people are employed as Rock Splitters, Quarry.

Job description

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.

SOC Code: 47-5051.00


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Anon (Highly likely) says
It's just breaking rocks.
Jun 22, 2019 at 02:56 AM

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