Electrical Engineers

7.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $48.47 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 41% (Start worrying)

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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 'Electrical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2030
'Electrical Engineers' is expected to be an average 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 'Electrical Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Electrical Engineers' was $100,830, or $48.47 hourly
'Electrical Engineers' are paid 140.4% 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 185,220 people employed as Electrical Engineers.
This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.

SOC Code: 17-2071.00

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Ferenc Kiss (Could go either way) says
Because an electrical engineer needs to invent a machine, which can invent better machine than humans or other engineers can. This can pertain to software as well, instead of machines. And if this happens, the profession of electrical engineering may become obsolete and superfluous.
Feb 17, 2021 at 10:44 PM
Laurentiu Duma (Small chance) says
Somebody must develop new electrical systems (and find strange failures)
Dec 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Jake (Small chance) says
Engineering takes intellect not yet accomplished by AI.
Dec 21, 2019 at 04:31 AM
Tomcat (No chance) says
Somebody must repair and maintain those robots
Aug 16, 2019 at 07:15 AM
mr x says
They will fix themselves, there won't be a job they can't do.
Nov 21, 2019 at 02:21 AM
valian says
dude they make robots
Jul 04, 2019 at 06:18 AM

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