Sheet Metal Workers

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $24.70 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 78% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Sheet Metal Workers' job openings is expected to rise 3.6% by 2030
'Sheet Metal Workers' is expected to be a 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 'Sheet Metal Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Sheet Metal Workers' was $51,370, or $24.70 hourly
'Sheet Metal Workers' are paid 22.5% higher 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 128,220 people employed as Sheet Metal Workers.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

SOC Code: 47-2211.00

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Trailerparknick (Small chance) says
There is no ductwork hanging robot, there is no ai capable of creating project specific solutions and real time implementing,
Jan 02, 2020 at 02:46 AM
Kwise (Small chance) says
Installing sheet metal duct work in commercial buildings seems more difficult of a task than other jobs. Loading, unloading, navigating and bringing it into an unfinished building with obstacles. Let alone finding a place to store the duct work that does not need to be moved a bunch of times. Maybe delivering sheet metal duct work to the job.
Jun 18, 2019 at 02:03 AM

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