Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $19.74 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 93% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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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 -2.4% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' was $41,060, or $19.74 hourly
'Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners' are paid 2.1% lower 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 6,080 people employed as Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 51-4194.00

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