Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

risk level
Based on 33 votes
-5.1 %
by year 2032
or $15.60 per hour
as of 2022

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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.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

53% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers' job openings is expected to decline 5.1% 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.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers' was $32,460, or $15 per hour

'Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers' were paid 29.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 8,860 people employed as 'Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 16 thousand people are employed as 'Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers'.

Job description

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles. May use hand tools.

SOC Code: 51-6041.00


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no thanks (No chance) says
Apr 25, 2024 at 08:05 PM
Robin (No chance) says
There are multitude of designs and ways to creat something, and near unlimited ways something can break. There are no set rules in these lines of work for any AI to follow. Having an AI understand a customers wish I imagine is also extremly difficult.
May 20, 2019 at 09:58 AM

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