Animal Breeders

risk level
Based on 59 votes
by year 2032
or $21.79 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

78% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

34% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 78% chance of automation.

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


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Animal Breeders' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% 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.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Animal Breeders' was $45,320, or $21 per hour

'Animal Breeders' were paid 2.1% lower 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 1,270 people employed as 'Animal Breeders' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 116 thousand people are employed as 'Animal Breeders'.

Job description

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

SOC Code: 45-2021.00


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Shylaaa (Low) says
You need to understand animals like horses, a bond is important. Also, there is too much to go wrong. Horses who are not used to being handled in that way by machinery are highly likely to injure themselves or break something. With DNA testing etc. for the owners to know what characteristics their foal will have and knowing which horse to breed with, AI could assist.
Apr 21, 2020 at 04:41 AM
Theodore Von Bitner says
I think that this is a case where a task is being automated, but not the job as a whole.
Dec 30, 2020 at 08:12 AM

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