Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
82%
risk level
POLLING
55%
Based on 76 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-7.9 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$44,920
or $21.59 per hour
Volume
30,940
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.9/10

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Automation risk

82% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

55% 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: 82% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' job openings is expected to decline 7.9% 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.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' was $44,920, or $21 per hour

'Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' were paid 3.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 30,940 people employed as 'Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

SOC Code: 51-4122.00

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Comments

Tanner Artzer (Low) says
Certain areas will be hard for a robot to get to for repairs and other things.
Aug 16, 2021 at 07:49 PM

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