Crossing Guards and Flaggers

risk level
Based on 38 votes
by year 2032
or $17.48 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

93% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

72% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 93% chance of automation.

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Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Crossing Guards and Flaggers' job openings is expected to rise 9.2% 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 low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Crossing Guards and Flaggers' was $36,370, or $17 per hour

'Crossing Guards and Flaggers' were paid 24.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 90,780 people employed as 'Crossing Guards and Flaggers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Crossing Guards and Flaggers'.

Job description

Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.

SOC Code: 33-9091.00


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apples (Highly likely) says
i like kids to be safe
Oct 21, 2019 at 09:23 AM
Sarah (Moderate) says
Soon, there could be robots telling us when to cross the road with the use of traffic lights.
Jul 02, 2019 at 05:12 PM
Frank says
what happens when the traffic lights become sentient?
Jan 22, 2020 at 05:05 AM

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