Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
100%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
4.1%
by year 2032
WAGES
$36,270
or $17.44 per hour
Volume
46,400
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.9/10

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Automation risk

100% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood' job openings is expected to rise 4.1% 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

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood' was $36,270, or $17 per hour

'Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood' were paid 21.7% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 46,400 people employed as 'Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

SOC Code: 51-7041.00

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