Driver/Sales Workers


Will "Driver/Sales Workers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 81% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 98% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $12.43 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 689 out of 707

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People Employed (US)

Median Annual Wage (US)

Job description

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery. Includes newspaper delivery drivers.

SOC Code: 53-3031

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Heath Edwards (Could go either way) says
There are multitude of "blind spots" in GPS coverage. When encountered by a human delivery person that is familiar with the area they are annoying but are not insurmountable.
If a drone loses signal...what, hover in place with 500 other stones until the battery runs out, return to base, etc..
If the Earth's GPS coverage reaches 100% confidence over an entire delivery area then yes, automation, UNLESS the delivery is to a condo/apartment/mobile home park/ hotel or any delivery point that exists as one unit among many, all sharing the same street address. If these two issues are solved then yes, automation. If these issues persist it will delay implementation.
In sum, it could go either way.
Heath Edwards
Jul 29, 2020 at 01:27 AM
Helia (Likely) says
because it can be driven by robots
Mar 27, 2020 at 06:38 PM
Awaluddin says
It would not be happened here in Indonesia and every developing countries in the world, since the road user are not as obedient as those in advanced countries, try it here and the robot would not run their cars because human drivers are driving careless.
Dec 15, 2019 at 11:52 PM
Michael says
They’re obviously talking about advanced countries such as the United States...
Jul 04, 2020 at 10:13 PM

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