Agricultural Engineers

risk level
Based on 92 votes
by year 2032
or $40.03 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

8% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

39% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 8% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Agricultural Engineers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Agricultural Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 1.5% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Agricultural Engineers' was $83,260, or $40 per hour

'Agricultural Engineers' were paid 79.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 1,500 people employed as 'Agricultural Engineers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 98 thousand people are employed as 'Agricultural Engineers'.

Job description

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

SOC Code: 17-2021.00


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Arpita (No chance) says
I think this profession replaced by robot or AI i do not think ,because a farmer who connect with soil and understand then he grow crop
I think agriculture engineer will be good job in future
Nov 18, 2023 at 07:52 AM
BHJ (No chance) says
I suppose no engineering will be replaced by robots, as the purpose is to design new technology and methods. We can let some robots make a farmers job in which they could get injured or in cases is a repetitive. About our future, if we continue unbalancing the global climate, we will have to use always greenhouses to harvest at any time of the year. Now those greenhouses have to be designed not only by civil engineers but agricultural engineers who know more about plants, soil and environment.
Jan 18, 2021 at 02:33 AM
Tânia (Moderate) says
I loved this site! Nice to see professions that will disappear due robots, I always believed about it and this website proved my thoughts! People still don't believe that robots will be used a lot and I keep saying to then; "if your work is to fill a excel by hand , you will be replaced by a robot /programing" and they glance at me angry/disbelief. Hope they try this site and start to believe in my argument!
Jun 18, 2020 at 01:32 AM
Mohamed Ismail El-Najjar (Moderate) says
Already we have Robots like these now in Japan and China
May 30, 2020 at 08:01 PM

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