Driver/Sales Workers

3.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $13.44 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 83% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Driver/Sales Workers' job openings is expected to rise 17.9% by 2030
'Driver/Sales Workers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Driver/Sales Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Driver/Sales Workers' was $27,960, or $13.44 hourly
'Driver/Sales Workers' are paid 33.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 420,890 people employed as Driver/Sales Workers.
This represents around 0.30% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Drive truck or other vehicle over established routes or within an established territory and sell or deliver goods, such as food products, including restaurant take-out items, or pick up or deliver items such as commercial laundry. May also take orders, collect payment, or stock merchandise at point of delivery.

SOC Code: 53-3031.00

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Heath Edwards (Could go either way) says
There are multitude of "blind spots" in GPS coverage. When encountered by a human delivery person that is familiar with the area they are annoying but are not insurmountable.
If a drone loses signal...what, hover in place with 500 other stones until the battery runs out, return to base, etc..
If the Earth's GPS coverage reaches 100% confidence over an entire delivery area then yes, automation, UNLESS the delivery is to a condo/apartment/mobile home park/ hotel or any delivery point that exists as one unit among many, all sharing the same street address. If these two issues are solved then yes, automation. If these issues persist it will delay implementation.
In sum, it could go either way.
Heath Edwards
Jul 29, 2020 at 01:27 AM
Helia (Likely) says
because it can be driven by robots
Mar 27, 2020 at 06:38 PM
Awaluddin says
It would not be happened here in Indonesia and every developing countries in the world, since the road user are not as obedient as those in advanced countries, try it here and the robot would not run their cars because human drivers are driving careless.
Dec 15, 2019 at 11:52 PM
Michael says
They’re obviously talking about advanced countries such as the United States...
Jul 04, 2020 at 10:13 PM

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