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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 54% chance of automation.
What do you think the risk of automation is?
What is the likelihood that Commercial Pilots will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
The number of 'Commercial Pilots' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Commercial Pilots' was $103,910, or $49 per hour
'Commercial Pilots' were paid 124.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 48,750 people employed as 'Commercial Pilots' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Commercial Pilots'.
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, national, and international airline pilots.
SOC Code: 53-2012.00
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