Semiconductor Processing Technicians

2.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
85%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-1.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$40,500
or $19.47 hourly
VOLUME
31,080
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 85% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' job openings is expected to decline by -1.7% by 2030
'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' was $40,500, or $19.47 hourly
'Semiconductor Processing Technicians' are paid 3.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 31,080 people employed as Semiconductor Processing Technicians.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: load semiconductor material into furnace; saw formed ingots into segments; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment and saw ingots into wafers; and clean, polish, and load wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.

SOC Code: 51-9141.00

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