Retail Salespersons

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Will "Retail Salespersons" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 75% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 92% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $10.90 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 573 out of 706

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Job description

Sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, appliances, or apparel to consumers.

SOC Code: 41-2031

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Marge (Highly likely) says
Ease of online sales will surely doom retail storefronts, especially the sales reps. It already is. I work in cellular and literally sell the very devices people use to online shop and price check. Sorry 'bout that.
Aug 07, 2019 at 01:56 AM
Viviane Paraschiv says
Because people still go in stores (talking here about fashion here) for a personal connection. Might be more automated for consumer goods but not that sure it will be 92% automated
Mar 28, 2019 at 12:10 PM
Lee Springer says
Amazon Prime Wardrobe, Blackcart, and thousands of other companies represent the current projected 92%. You're correct in estimating that the 'current' population would prefer to shop in store. You must realize in 10 years the customer market will be completely different than it is now.
Shopping malls are shutting down, New shopping stores launch online with only 4% hitting a store front.
It's safe to say that retail shopping is doomed as a career/job.
May 29, 2019 at 06:37 PM

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