Sewing Machine Operators

2.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
67%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-14%
by 2030
WAGES
$28,230
or $13.57 hourly
VOLUME
116,520
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 67% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Sewing Machine Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -14% by 2030
'Sewing Machine Operators' 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 'Sewing Machine Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Sewing Machine Operators' was $28,230, or $13.57 hourly
'Sewing Machine Operators' are paid 32.7% 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 116,520 people employed as Sewing Machine Operators.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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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