Athletes and Sports Competitors

6.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $24.45 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 46% (Start worrying)

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Athletes and Sports Competitors' job openings is expected to rise 38% by 2030
'Athletes and Sports Competitors' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Athletes and Sports Competitors' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Athletes and Sports Competitors' was $50,850, or $24.45 hourly
'Athletes and Sports Competitors' are paid 21.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 8,380 people employed as Athletes and Sports Competitors.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Compete in athletic events.

SOC Code: 27-2021.00

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Nate H (Small chance) says
Small chance because AI can't really be compared to a human and their athletic ability. AI in a few years might be seen as some people but I don't think that they would be able to play sports.
Dec 04, 2020 at 06:08 PM
Sam (Small chance) says
Why would someone want to see robots playing sports as entertainment?
Oct 07, 2020 at 08:49 PM
Imran (No chance) says
because a human can be truthful but robots can be truthful but if we change the chip it will automatically change the opinion
Jul 18, 2020 at 05:34 PM
SanMasterpro (Small chance) says
Messi can't be replaced by ANY robot >:V
Jul 15, 2020 at 08:27 PM
the guy that don't give a damn (No chance) says
there is no way wtf why would we watch robots instead of an athlete bro. as an nba player I don't give a damn bro. go tell Kyrie this shit. he would believe this
Jun 16, 2020 at 10:21 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr says
I going to be soccer player so i going to kill robots
May 26, 2020 at 01:26 PM
Hi (Small chance) says
It will ruin the sport and fans won't enjoy it as much
May 20, 2020 at 04:45 PM
Yu says
Can one beat a machine that might read your energy or predict your next move?
May 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
RAYAN (No chance) says
Robots are monotonous, and can't think analytically. Sports are going to be VERY boring if they are going to be replaced by robots.
May 06, 2020 at 05:21 PM
Neil (No chance) says
There will always be people wanting to watch other humans compete. Robot sports will likely become it's own genre of sports but it will never replace human sports.
Apr 26, 2020 at 07:25 PM
Clemente cp says
Not all athletic Jobs consist on competition.

Some day professional tennis players would choose a robot over a sparring to train. Then, the sparring would be left without a job.
Mar 30, 2020 at 04:04 PM
Anonymous (Small chance) says
Cause the game will not be interesting, if robots will make every shot no matter what.
Mar 08, 2020 at 06:59 PM
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) says
Robots make sports boring and would take way more time to program the bots than to get an actual human being. Just don't replace them it's stupid.
Feb 07, 2020 at 06:41 PM
Makay says
Robots would basically not have feelings and no spirit so what's the point? ;/
Jan 24, 2020 at 05:51 PM
roboter says
imagine footballers become robots, robot fc vs liverpool fc
Jan 18, 2020 at 08:17 PM
ur mum says
Robot F.C 10 - Barcelona 0, Messi crying on the sideline.
Jun 09, 2020 at 03:47 AM
Brad Marchand (Highly likely) says
Robots can’t get hurt
Dec 16, 2019 at 04:03 PM
Theodor Miesvirta says
This website is trash also because robots can’t be atheles! Like literally atheles!
Dec 11, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Theodor Miesvirta says
This website is trash! Why would people go to watch robots playing sports?
Dec 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Adam Hilton (No chance) says
Because watching robots play sports is not at all entertaining.
Dec 10, 2019 at 09:22 PM
Daniel Rodgers (Small chance) says
no way robots can be athletes!!!
Dec 09, 2019 at 09:23 PM
Abby (No chance) says
how are robots going to run up and down the field no one would want to watch that.
Dec 09, 2019 at 05:56 PM
Franklin says
I think there will be robot sports but I don't think they'll ever replace human sports, robot sports will be like it's own genre.
Dec 09, 2019 at 04:12 AM
Josh (No chance) says
A robot should not be the next 'Usain Bolt' it just sounds dumb. There may be like a mini tournament for robots but that's it.
Nov 11, 2019 at 01:36 AM
Hutt (No chance) says
Elevator lifts way more than Olympic weightlifter
Cars are faster than Usain Bolt

Athletes will survive

Nov 04, 2019 at 03:07 PM
me (Small chance) says
how can a robot do sports?????
Oct 28, 2019 at 05:46 PM
big daddy (No chance) says
Robots competing would be boring, because they would perform the same as each other
Oct 25, 2019 at 08:48 AM
Landin (No chance) says
Literally athletes.
Sep 17, 2019 at 01:37 PM
it's 2019 says
I enjoy watching the WNBA.
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:29 PM
Its 2019! says
I'd rather watch a robot play than a women
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:29 PM
lyy says
This website is really rubbish. Who would run to watch robot movements? The robots are too mechanized, too rigid and featureless. They are all developed by humans.
Jun 29, 2020 at 07:37 AM
ty (No chance) says
why would we watch robots play sports
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:25 PM
Optimistic Pupper (No chance) says
You can't have a robot replace an athlete, because than it would't be sports
Jul 31, 2019 at 03:48 PM
Ty (No chance) says
What he said.
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:24 PM
Dogey (No chance) says
Athletics Need to be unpredictable and suprising so since robots are "perfect" they won't steal jobs with sports.
Jul 30, 2019 at 01:39 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
Athletes are competing in sports and people want to watch sports. Sports players should not be a job that will go extinct.
Jun 25, 2019 at 11:07 PM
Essence Covington (Small chance) says
A sport is a sport for people to play and watch
Jun 24, 2019 at 07:52 PM
Jimmy (Small chance) says
Who wants to watch robots compete?
May 16, 2019 at 04:08 AM
Common sense (No chance) says
Bruh they people
May 07, 2019 at 02:00 AM
pro bowler (No chance) says
your website is wack dose not make sens
May 03, 2019 at 01:51 PM
Amare says
This will never happen
Apr 25, 2019 at 07:42 PM
reeeee says
Watching robots compete against is just boring and no one would ever watch it i rather see a baseball player diving into outfield and making a great play then a robot sit there and raise their metal arm and catch it and how would that even work thats stupid if someone does that to sports
Apr 11, 2019 at 06:38 PM
ty says
I agree with your statment
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:25 PM
Felipe (No chance) says
The attractive part of these sports and its essence are the athletes, without them it would boring as hell
Apr 10, 2019 at 01:59 AM
Theo says
Hmm, like AlphaZero and Stochfish in chess maybe? But we will continue to watch real men perform!
Apr 04, 2019 at 08:29 AM
It's 2019 says
Uh, women's sporting are growing too, and are already big in sports like tennis
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:27 PM
Campbell Lane says
A robot can't meg me
Apr 03, 2019 at 11:37 PM
jack says
why would people want to watch robots compete in sports?
Apr 03, 2019 at 03:59 AM
William Seiding says
it would be cheating if bots were allowed to participated in sports
Mar 26, 2019 at 01:06 PM
moru says
I agree with you.
Apr 01, 2019 at 03:26 PM

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