risk level
Based on 343 votes
-18.2 %
by year 2032
or $16.58 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

97% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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

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

  • Persuasion

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

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

User poll

90% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 97% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Telemarketers 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 slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Telemarketers' job openings is expected to decline 18.2% 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 low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Telemarketers' was $34,480, or $16 per hour

'Telemarketers' were paid 28.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 81,580 people employed as 'Telemarketers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country

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

Job description

Solicit donations or orders for goods or services over the telephone.

SOC Code: 41-9041.00


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F.Chatman (Moderate) says
If employees continue thinking working from home is productive and the employer management staff is to afraid to demand the employees come back to work. This give upper management opportunity to do a test run on automation. This is a win for the Tech field and a loss for those peoples that think they are slick by using this to work two jobs.
Feb 22, 2023 at 04:09 PM
Jet (Highly likely) says
Google will probably be the first one, and they desperately need it. It is almost impossible to reach someone at Google support, think about how many people they would need to hire. Billions of people use their services literally everyday.
Mar 06, 2020 at 11:19 PM
Reuben Black says
Telemarketing should be a thing done by people now because I wouldn't mind doing it when I'm older and looking for jobs because I'm good with computers so you know if u have any offers ring me in about ten years 0792656XXXX......
Jan 21, 2020 at 09:55 AM
xavier (Highly likely) says
its already happened
Aug 20, 2019 at 01:40 AM
sarah heckins says
omg I know
Jan 21, 2020 at 09:55 AM
juuuh (Moderate) says
I feel like its already happening, receiving annoying robo calls isn't unusual these days. 20 years is a long time - telemarketing needs to evolve (no idea how) or it will be gone.
Aug 09, 2019 at 09:16 AM

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