Light Truck Drivers

4.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
91%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,280
or $18.40 hourly
VOLUME
1,010,040
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 91% (You are doomed)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Light Truck Drivers' job openings is expected to rise 10% by 2031
'Light Truck Drivers' is expected to be a very 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 'Light Truck Drivers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Light Truck Drivers' was $38,280, or $18.40 hourly
'Light Truck Drivers' are paid 16.3% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as light truck drivers?

As of 2021 there were 1,010,040 people employed as Light Truck Drivers within the United States.
This represents around 0.72% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 139 people are employed as Light Truck Drivers.

Job description

Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle.

SOC Code: 53-3033.00

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Comments

Maciej Leqen (Highly likely) says
Just Look at tesla autopilot
Dec 02, 2021 at 02:57 PM
Paul says
I can understand people’s concerns with linehaul or warehouse/fulfilment centre work being automated, but delivery driver automation? Doubtful. I’ve done residential and business deliveries for major delivery companies, and there are too many variables for current technology to thrive in these situations. Maybe a few decades from now we will see robots capable of taking over this job.
Dec 21, 2020 at 08:38 PM
Archived Knowledge (Highly likely) says
We are closing in on having autonomous trucks, and already have small autonomous take away robots, replacing human-to-human deliveries.
Apr 19, 2020 at 11:31 AM

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