Sewing Machine Operators
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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The number of 'Sewing Machine Operators' job openings is expected to decline by 8.3% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Sewing Machine Operators' was $31,740, or $15.26 per hour
'Sewing Machine Operators' were paid 31.5% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
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As of 2022 there were 116,750 people employed as Sewing Machine Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Sewing Machine Operators.
Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products.
SOC Code: 51-6031.00
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