Customs and Border Protection Officers

risk level
Based on 18 votes
by year 2032
or $31.63 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers.


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Automation risk

46% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

43% chance of full automation within the next two decades

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 46% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Customs and Border Protection Officers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' job openings is expected to rise 3.1% 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.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' was $65,790, or $31 per hour

'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' were paid 42.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 655,890 people employed as 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.44% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 225 people are employed as 'Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers'.

Job description

Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, goods, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.

SOC Code: 33-3051.04


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