Chief Executives

risk level
Based on 435 votes
-7.3 %
by year 2032
or $91.11 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

0.0% (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.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

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

  • Originality

User poll

24% 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 0.0% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Chief Executives' job openings is expected to decline 7.3% 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.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Chief Executives' was $189,520, or $91 per hour

'Chief Executives' were paid 309.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 199,240 people employed as 'Chief Executives' within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 742 people are employed as 'Chief Executives'.

Job description

Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

SOC Code: 11-1011.00


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Ad (Low) says
Not at all, there aren't any options to replace them cause it's not about manage accounts and finance but more than leadership, creativity which can't be done by robots rather than human itself.
Dec 13, 2023 at 06:09 PM
Star (Highly likely) says
It's already had two instances of full automation, and both significantly out perform their human counterparts.

As the primary job requirements are analyzing the market and networking, skills that computers hold significantly in advantage over humans, it's unlikely this job will last much longer.
Sep 14, 2023 at 12:21 AM
Joe (Highly likely) says
A.i are generally better at thinking far ahead even if right now they still lag behind in negotiations
May 01, 2023 at 12:07 AM
Davis Terrence (Highly likely) says
The CEO position is highly paid due to the large amount of responsibility. AI can make decisions without being influenced outside of Data. No one is afraid of offending an impartial AI CEO so the data given is highest quality. AI is perfect to replace CEOs.
Mar 16, 2023 at 02:22 PM
Sarah says
1) I feel it is probable, yet dreadful, that many low-risk jobs with moderate to high pay rates will quickly become oversaturated. These jobs can then be easily replaced by others who accept progressively lower rates of pay.

2) The high-risk jobs will soon become automated and no longer exist.

3) Job growth would be surpassed by the oversaturation of remaining jobs. Few new job fields will open or boom, except perhaps, the robotics field.

4) This could likely lead to mass unemployment and under-employment, resulting in poverty. Companies may then have few buyers for their products and services.
Nov 26, 2022 at 02:37 AM
Francisco Javier Gonzalez Cancino (Low) says
Because it is a more creative position, in which you must reason and make decisions, talk to people and manage personnel, you must create a bond
Jun 28, 2021 at 08:11 PM
Ju says
I think in the future, most of the work on entrepreneur will be done by humans. For example, I think humans will still be in charge of creative thinking or creating new inventions. But I think artificial intelligence can manage accounting, finance, and staff.
Nov 06, 2020 at 05:47 AM
Luca (No chance) says
CEOs lead companies and human intelligence is certainly required. Moreover CEOs are in charge and they will never allow their jobs to be replaced.
Nov 05, 2020 at 01:43 PM
Faisal Ali says
When your talking about a chief executive officer it's someone starting his/her own business.

Why would a robot take their place as the chief executive officer of the business it's so silly.

But your talking about '' Super intelligence '' then because in that time when ASI arises they could become ceo's and get their own business started. That's fine but that doesn't mean humans will never start a business as ceo's. I'd say a robot would work for the CEO of the company.
Oct 12, 2020 at 02:27 AM
Nathan N (Low) says
I think that chief executive require people and social skills that robots can no possess, and I believe that no robot is intelligent or advanced enough to handle this role.
Sep 14, 2020 at 05:01 AM
Ari (No chance) says
robots just won't be able to perform these tasks nearly as goood and efficently as humans
Sep 02, 2020 at 01:28 PM
부영대표얼짱녀 says
Robots will not be able to replace human beings because they maintain a good relationship.
Sep 02, 2020 at 03:36 AM
John Smith (Highly likely) says
Anyone who thinks they can't be replaced by a robot is delusional. That said, when the times comes, maybe the executives can learn to code?
Nov 11, 2019 at 02:11 AM
Excelente e muito criativo
Aug 26, 2019 at 07:34 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
I would like to say: Chief executives can be the boss and that's a job to help run any company.
Jun 25, 2019 at 08:26 PM

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