Electrical Engineers

6.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
28%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
1.6%
by 2031
WAGES
$100,420
or $48.27 hourly
VOLUME
186,020
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 28% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Electrical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 1.6% by 2031
'Electrical Engineers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Electrical Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Electrical Engineers' was $100,420, or $48.27 hourly
'Electrical Engineers' are paid 119.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as electrical engineers?

As of 2021 there were 186,020 people employed as Electrical Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 757 people are employed as Electrical Engineers.

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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Comments

Josh says
I've seen AI do some amazing things when it comes to placement, routing, clock tree synthesis, and fault corrections. Its only a matter of time, and probably sooner than most people think, before AI replaces anyone working on VLSI stuff
Apr 14, 2021 at 01:19 AM
Steven (No chance) says
Electricals Engineers are inherent to the process of automatization.
Mar 16, 2021 at 09:18 PM
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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