Robotics Engineers

risk level
Based on 141 votes
by year 2032
or $50.28 per hour
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Engineers, All Other.


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Automation risk

7% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

24% chance of full automation within the next two decades

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 7% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Robotics Engineers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Engineers, All Other' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Engineers, All Other' was $104,600, or $50 per hour

'Engineers, All Other' were paid 125.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 150,420 people employed as 'Engineers, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 983 people are employed as 'Engineers, All Other'.

Job description

Research, design, develop, or test robotic applications.

SOC Code: 17-2199.08


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ipadman (Low) says
Because we need humans to make the robots
Nov 13, 2023 at 10:53 PM
Jesse Tong (No chance) says
Robotics engineers and computers scientists are literally designing and improving robots and AIs, until robots and AIs can perfect themselves without human intervention completely, the best robotics engineers and computer scientists will be replaced. But then, every other jobs has been replaced so...
Sep 19, 2023 at 10:25 AM
Philma Hooters says
why? i used to design robots and now, I lost my job. it wasnt to robots but still
Dec 09, 2022 at 03:19 AM
awdadwgfbfbsdfg (No chance) says
As robots advance, the need for humans in this field will only increase.
Aug 06, 2022 at 02:36 PM
Berg (No chance) says
Will a robotics engineer be replaced by the own robots whom he himself makes?
Nov 16, 2021 at 12:07 PM

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