Industrial Ecologists

6.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
10%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$73,230
or $35.20 hourly
VOLUME
84,610
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 10% (Totally Safe)

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Originality
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Industrial Ecologists' job openings is expected to rise 8.4% by 2030
'Industrial Ecologists' is expected to be a fast 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 'Industrial Ecologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Industrial Ecologists' was $73,230, or $35.20 hourly
'Industrial Ecologists' are paid 74.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as industrial ecologists?

As of 2020 there were 84,610 people employed as Industrial Ecologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Industrial Ecologists.

Job description

Apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.

SOC Code: 19-2041.03

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