Traffic Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
55%
risk level
POLLING
75%
Based on 15 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
2.3%
by year 2032
WAGES
$52,240
or $25.11 per hour
Volume
7,530
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.6/10

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Automation risk

55% (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

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

75% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 55% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

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






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Traffic Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 2.3% 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.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Traffic Technicians' was $52,240, or $25 per hour

'Traffic Technicians' were paid 8.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 7,530 people employed as 'Traffic Technicians' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 20 thousand people are employed as 'Traffic Technicians'.

Job description

Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.

SOC Code: 53-6041.00

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Comments

Andy (Low) says
AI replacing my job as a traffic technician? Unlikely, there are too many variables when you look at the road environment, particularly in rural areas, where many roads don't have signs or road markings. In such circumstances a human needs to decide whether a particular location needs improvement and what a suitable improvement would be. Even in urban areas, these variables can be massive. The world is not California on a sunny, summer's day.
Jul 19, 2020 at 09:57 AM

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