This occupation has a very high probability of automation.

83.0% probability

of automation

10.6% growth

projected to 2026

110,000 employed

currently in the US

$24,280 annual wage

US, median ($11.67 hourly)

What they do

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 83.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 467 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 110,000 people have this job. They earn $24,280 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,670,800,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $11.67.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 10.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 121,700 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).