Machine Feeders and Offbearers

General Information

Description

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit95.91%
  2. Private, not for profit1.64%
  3. Self-employed1.61%
  4. State and local government0.47%
  5. Federal government0.20%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of hand laborers and material movers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 941,100 openings for hand laborers and material movers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$33,000

State-by-state Salary

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$41,110
$25,300
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 72%
  • Less than high school 20%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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