risk level
Based on 454 votes
by year 2032
or $50.05 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

41% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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

  • Originality

User poll

42% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 41% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Statisticians 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)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Statisticians' job openings is expected to rise 32.7% 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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Statisticians' was $104,110, or $50 per hour

'Statisticians' were paid 116.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 29,950 people employed as 'Statisticians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Statisticians'.

Job description

Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as biostatistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

SOC Code: 15-2041.00


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D (Moderate) says
It uses a lot of math, and robots are good at math
Jun 01, 2024 at 07:33 PM
RK says
you still have to understand what statistics mean and the context of use, in addition to interpreting the math and the underlying bias in experimental design, data, assumptions etc... , that is sometimes more a gut feeling and instinct coupled with out of the box thinking.
Jan 05, 2024 at 12:10 AM
Kevin Samik Yanque Amable (Highly likely) says
Chat GPT4 has a statistical analysis.
Oct 10, 2023 at 11:42 PM
Liop (Moderate) says
Apr 14, 2021 at 08:11 PM
Y says
Statistics requires a lot of reasoning which could not be done by a robot.
Mar 15, 2020 at 03:14 AM
JG says
Yes I completely agree with you. Statistics is not only about numbers, a large part of statistics is the interpretation of data and then drawing a conclusion based on that data. Which can not be done by robots
Jun 21, 2021 at 04:18 AM
Anna (Moderate) says
Computers are getting more advanced. Already, there are programs that just take the numbers a person puts in and puts it into a graph, calculates all the things needed for you. All someone has to do is develop a system that finds the information itself, which is not impossible. It is not even improbable with today's technology. It is coming.
Feb 21, 2020 at 04:18 PM
Thom says
I think you're oversimplifying the job. Generating graphs and summarizing data are things I do, but they're not what they pay me for. AutoML does make me a bit nervous and sometimes gives remarkable results with little effort, but I think competitive pressure is going to keep humans (who know what they're doing and how to leverage the new tools) in the loop for a while yet.
Nov 09, 2021 at 06:02 PM

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