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 that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 54% chance of automation.
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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 Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Commercial Pilots' was $103,910, or $49.95 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 0.03% 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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Increased positive factors:
- Less cockpit space
- Redesign of aircraft for more efficiency
- Does not get sick
- Does not have family problems
Goodbye, human pilots...
Many will think then there will no longer be positions for many pilots. Quite the contrary, within 20 years the demand for flights will double, therefore the supply of flights must grow, in more; airlines will have to think of incredible strata to hire more pilots and with better preparation.
I personally would not get on an autonomous flight, that is (with no one in the cabin) knowing that we live in a world where powers constantly seek to harm each other through hackers and all kinds of manipulations. At least I would like to think that the person who pilots the aircraft is also someone who wants to return home and therefore puts everything of himself to save himself in an emergency.
Driving a plane, ship, train, without drivers and operators will let to serious problems and we will suffer a huge loss....
TEACHING WITHOUT TEACHERS ARE SHAMEFULL..
DRIVING WITHOUT DRIVERS IS MEANINGLESS......
Robots are designed by AI companies are good...but when it replaces a valuable job it is often quiet miseryful ....
The one thing i am telling..
COMPARISON BETWEEN HUMANS AND ROBOTS.....HUMAN WILL
WIN.Only one difference
(Humans:can take own decisions. Robots :cannot take own decisions.)
So we should never think to replace train drivers .pilots. ship operators .
This i told is my opinion and research on that job..
It'll be even rarer to find yourself in an emergency, as the plane is literally a robot that can know if something is wrong even before something bad happens. Kinda like having chest pain and you know it, versus if you were controlled by somebody else, they wouldn't know.
In the case you do find yourself in an emergency, it's all just patterns and algorithms. Bird strike in the engine? It could use If This Than That commands, which they teach in elementary schools nowadays
I give it 20-60 years we see automation take over pilots.
Also if think 44% was generous check to see what they say for airline pilot (commercial and airline pilot are two different thing) it’s 18% for what they call airline captain
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