Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders

0.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $13.73 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
very important
quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline by -7.2% by 2031
'Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders' 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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders' was $28,560, or $13.73 hourly
'Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders' are paid 37.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as shoe machine operators and tenders?

As of 2021 there were 3,610 people employed as Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders within the United States.
This represents around 0.003% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 39 thousand people are employed as Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.

Job description

Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.

SOC Code: 51-6042.00


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