Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

3.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $18.06 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 74% (Robots are watching)

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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 'Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators' job openings is expected to rise 7.7% by 2030
'Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators' 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 'Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators' was $37,560, or $18.06 hourly
'Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators' are paid 10.5% lower 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 640,950 people employed as Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators.
This represents around 0.46% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

SOC Code: 53-7051.00

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Mārtiņš (Small chance) says
Not likely, since tractors need people to control in case of a fault like a uneven field pulls out a part and the robot keeps doing the job ruining the field or the yield.
Mar 08, 2020 at 12:36 PM
Tom (Highly likely) says
Unfortunately they would be replaced
Sep 07, 2019 at 05:16 AM
Rich Demarco (No chance) says
Robots simply do not have the same intuition that human drivers do to detect and predict hazards around them
Jul 10, 2019 at 09:25 PM
Obraxis says
What a fool you are. In an autonomous warehouse ect. there are no hazards to predict... because there will be almost 0 of them. Its not that hard to think outside of your bubble.
Sep 23, 2019 at 07:16 AM
Piffer says
This is where self-driving cars and trucks come in
May 31, 2020 at 08:04 PM

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