6.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $30.48 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 7% (Totally Safe)

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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 'Editors' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% by 2030
'Editors' is expected to be a slow 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 'Editors' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Editors' was $63,400, or $30.48 hourly
'Editors' are paid 51.1% higher 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 93,370 people employed as Editors.
This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Plan, coordinate, revise, or edit written material. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication.

SOC Code: 27-3041.00

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Zio says
Even if AI reaches a point at which it can write technical concepts, such as some bots we see today, there will still be a need for editors to look over everything afterwards and change the initial style and way of writing to fit the current emotional and social stance towards the audience or group of people the writing is intended. So maybe there will be a decrease for the need of editors but not full on automation until AI truly gains emotional intelligence.
Jan 08, 2020 at 12:56 AM
papa danya (Small chance) says
My answer is based on the progress in machine translation we have seen over the last, say, 25 years. Editing (not generating smooth texts out of pre-processed blocks) requires a level of language capabilities yet unseen in AI-powered solutions.
Sep 27, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Kyle. Raposo (No chance) says
It involves creativity, so unless we get a smart enough AI to have its own creativity and personality than there is no chance.
May 09, 2019 at 05:14 PM

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