This occupation has an extremely high probability of automation.

97.0% probability

of automation

-12.6% growth

projected to 2026

1,130,900 employed

currently in the US

$32,550 annual wage

US, median ($15.65 hourly)

What they do

Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team. Assemblers who continuously perform the same task are classified elsewhere in 51-2000.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 97.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 646 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 1,130,900 people have this job. They earn $32,550 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $36,810,795,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $15.65.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to shrink -12.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 987,900 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).