Light Truck Drivers

4.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $17.81 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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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 'Light Truck Drivers' job openings is expected to rise 9.8% by 2030
'Light Truck Drivers' 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 'Light Truck Drivers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Light Truck Drivers' was $37,050, or $17.81 hourly
'Light Truck Drivers' are paid 11.7% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as light truck drivers?

As of 2020 there were 929,470 people employed as Light Truck Drivers within the United States.
This represents around 0.67% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 149 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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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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