Environmental Economists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
54%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
5.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$113,940
or $54.77 per hour
Volume
16,370
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Economists.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.4/10

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Automation risk

54% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

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What is the likelihood that Environmental Economists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Economists' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Economists' was $113,940, or $54 per hour

'Economists' were paid 146.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 16,370 people employed as 'Economists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 9 thousand people are employed as 'Economists'.

Job description

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

SOC Code: 19-3011.01

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