Watch and Clock Repairers

2.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $21.27 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

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

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Watch and Clock Repairers' job openings is expected to decline by -24.7% by 2031
'Watch and Clock Repairers' 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 'Watch and Clock Repairers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Watch and Clock Repairers' was $44,250, or $21.27 hourly
'Watch and Clock Repairers' are paid 3.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as watch and clock repairers?

As of 2021 there were 1,970 people employed as Watch and Clock Repairers within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 71 thousand people are employed as Watch and Clock Repairers.

Job description

Repair, clean, and adjust mechanisms of timing instruments, such as watches and clocks. Includes watchmakers, watch technicians, and mechanical timepiece repairers.

SOC Code: 49-9064.00


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Joe (No chance) says
Too much variance for a machine to know what to do on every watch that is presented, at most it would be limited to only one brand but it still could be perfect
Mar 26, 2021 at 04:51 PM
anon (Highly likely) says
Simple and repetitive, good candidate for automation
Dec 23, 2020 at 03:03 AM
Watch Mechanic says
Lol it's because watches aren't being used anymore due to smartphones
Nov 18, 2020 at 02:51 PM
Bernard Everstein (No chance) says
Not cost effective to have a robot with enough precision and space efficiency for this job no chance buster
Oct 20, 2020 at 08:56 PM
Opinion (Small chance) says
Seems like a high-variance, low volume job. A bad candidate for automation.

Now, the job field will likely shrink, but that's due to people switching to digital/smart watches, a separate issue.
Nov 26, 2019 at 04:35 PM
john doe says
"you go man" "They aren't replacing you!"
Nov 19, 2019 at 06:28 PM
Watch Man says
I will have you know I graduated top class at the watchmaker instute, and have 3 medals for my excelent craftsmanship which no robot can replicate
Jun 21, 2019 at 02:49 AM
reply person1 (Highly likely) says
Aug 05, 2019 at 03:39 AM
reply person2 says
You reckon lol any robot will do it better eventually, give it a few years
Apr 20, 2020 at 11:08 PM
Watch Bot says
Im about to end this man's whole career
Apr 26, 2020 at 07:04 AM

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