Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

In 2017, machine & plant operators accounted for 2.41% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 5,500,401.

During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as machine & plant operators in EU changed by 5.72%.

In 2017, machine & plant operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (4,287,025)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (317,780)
  • Mining & quarrying (161,492) 
  • Arts & recreation (149,775)
  • Transport & storage (76,946)

Countries with highest employment share of machine & plant operators in 2017:

  • Hungary (5.40%)
  • Bulgaria (4.49%)
  • Slovakia (4.41%)
  • Estonia (4.15%)
  • Portugal (4.11%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for machine & plant operators in EU is projected to change by -0.60%

Future job prospects of machine & plant operators across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of machine & plant operators in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of machine & plant operators in EU in 2017 by field of study

Future job openings of machine & plant operators for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level