Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

1.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.47 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 97% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' job openings is expected to decline by -7.9% by 2031
'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' 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 'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' was $38,430, or $18.47 hourly
'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' are paid 16.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners?

As of 2021 there were 6,100 people employed as Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 23 thousand people are employed as Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners.

Job description

Perform precision smoothing, sharpening, polishing, or grinding of metal objects.

SOC Code: 51-4194.00


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