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Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.
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Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 21% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Mechanical Engineers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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The number of 'Mechanical Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 2.2% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Engineers' was $96,310, or $46 per hour
'Mechanical Engineers' were paid 108.0% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 277,560 people employed as 'Mechanical Engineers' within the United States.
This represents around 0.19% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 532 people are employed as 'Mechanical Engineers'.
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
SOC Code: 17-2141.00
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