Electricians

7.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
5%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.1%
by 2031
WAGES
$60,040
or $28.86 hourly
VOLUME
650,580
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 5% (Totally Safe)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Persuasion
Key
very important
quite important
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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 'Electricians' job openings is expected to rise 7.1% by 2031
'Electricians' is expected to be a fast 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 'Electricians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Electricians' was $60,040, or $28.86 hourly
'Electricians' are paid 31.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as electricians?

As of 2021 there were 650,580 people employed as Electricians within the United States.
This represents around 0.46% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 216 people are employed as Electricians.

Job description

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

SOC Code: 47-2111.00

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Anthony Hallam (Small chance) says
theirs no way a robot has the dexterity to wire, and it doesn't even have the brain to spot a problem
Jun 04, 2021 at 04:53 PM
1 (Small chance) says
In my opinion, the electrician is too complicated a job for robots, and in addition, the tasks of an electrician sometimes involve repairing robots, motors, or other types of machines. :)
Jan 09, 2021 at 03:09 PM
Sam (No chance) says
Highly dextrous job involving customer interaction, this will not be fully automated for some time.
Jan 02, 2021 at 02:31 PM
frank (No chance) says
nope, no chance its a trade
Aug 09, 2020 at 09:41 PM
anonymous (No chance) says
Electricians make complex decisions unique to individual situations and perform complex motor tasks which would be impossible to practically replicate with a robot. Truly no need to worry about this occupation becoming obsolete.
Jun 08, 2020 at 02:44 AM
Joe (No chance) says
If they can manufacture robots to do complex work and have the mobility to do an electricians work then no one will have a job.
May 14, 2020 at 04:32 AM
Nate (No chance) says
This job and other trade/construction jobs would require significant AI, and by the time we reach that the singularity will have passed, making the concept of "jobs" as we understand them obsolete.
Feb 23, 2020 at 02:44 AM
Jesse ready (No chance) says
I make anywhere from 300 to 1000 decisions per day based on extremely particular job circumstance. I would understand if the number were based on production electrician or one who is employed to troubleshoot the same piece of equipment everyday.
Dec 25, 2019 at 03:16 AM
Anonymous (Small chance) says
In my mind electrician is too complicated work to be taken by robots , moreover electrician duties are sometimes involved with repairing robots ,engines or other kinds of machines. :)
Dec 23, 2019 at 04:11 PM
Jesse the electrician says
I agree. Even IF there was a way to replace every aspect of what an electrician does they would still be needed to maintain the machines. The only thing I can see robots replacing is wire pulling. Other than that I’d say I picked a safe industry.
Dec 08, 2019 at 05:20 PM
anon (No chance) says
Will be one of the last professions to be automate especially in service. Definitely not an accountant.
Dec 08, 2019 at 05:15 PM
Tom (No chance) says
Electricians will be needed to fix robots
Sep 07, 2019 at 05:17 AM
john says
make it lowers
Jul 31, 2019 at 07:32 PM

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