Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

risk level
Based on 29 votes
-15.8 %
by year 2032
or $22.69 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

74% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

42% 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: 74% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters' job openings is expected to decline 15.8% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters' was $47,200, or $22 per hour

'Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters' were paid 1.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 58,870 people employed as 'Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters'.

Job description

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

SOC Code: 51-2041.00


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Sean (Highly likely) says
I have worked in this role and it has already been fully automated by cnc technology
May 17, 2022 at 11:57 PM

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