Postal Service Mail Carriers

68%

Will "Postal Service Mail Carriers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's quite likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 59% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 68% probability of automation

Projected Growth

-26%

by 2024

People Employed

339,650

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$51,310

or $24.67 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 380 out of 707

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Job description

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.

SOC Code: 43-5052

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Comments

Angus (Highly likely) says
There is already post delivery robots in Brisbane suburbs in Queensland, Australia
Aug 31, 2020 at 12:20 AM
NO (Likely) says
Drone based delivery
Jan 29, 2020 at 10:26 AM
Tony (Likely) says
It's pretty likely that we will find ways to deliver physical mail to people using machines in the next 20 years. :/
Jan 17, 2020 at 05:35 PM
Jak Aser (Could go either way) says
Depends on a few things:
how much does it takes to develop an autodriven car.
how much it costs.
how much it takes to develop an auto-driven drone.
how to make it to get it directly to your home or mailbox, specially big packages.
how to make it less costly than a human delivering the package.
we have been waiting to the electric car like.... 40 years. it was said we would have it by the year 2000 and... still to many costs.
Oct 31, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Patrik (Could go either way) says
Machines already sort most mail, only needs refinement. Selfdriving cars are on the horizon. We only need to combine the two.
Aug 16, 2019 at 05:45 PM
Nilay (Highly likely) says
This job will be taken over due to the coming of drone delivery.
Jun 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM
Steve Jennings (Highly likely) says
Small robots would be faster and more efficient
May 08, 2019 at 03:39 AM

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