Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

5.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $51.54 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 17% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 1% by 2030
'Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists' is expected to be a slow 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 'Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists' was $107,210, or $51.54 hourly
'Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists' are paid 155.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as remote sensing scientists and technologists?

As of 2020 there were 19,050 people employed as Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.014% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists.

Job description

Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

SOC Code: 19-2099.01

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