Air Traffic Controllers

11%

Will "Air Traffic Controllers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 41% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 11% probability of automation

Projected Growth

-9%

by 2024

People Employed

22,090

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$122,990

or $59.12 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 176 out of 707

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People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

SOC Code: 53-2021

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Comments

Joey Rood (Small chance) says
AI may get to a point where it will be indistinguishable from humans, especially in a standard exchange such as the kind air traffic communications have.
Jul 21, 2020 at 05:03 AM
Camilo (Could go either way) says
Planes are being driven by robots at this point, why wouldn't ATC be taken over by bots. Can a bot have a heart attack??
Nov 15, 2019 at 01:56 AM

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