This occupation has a near certain probability of automation.

99.0% probability

of automation

10.4% growth

projected to 2026

89,800 employed

currently in the US

$44,250 annual wage

US, median ($21.27 hourly)

What they do

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 99.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 696 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 89,800 people have this job. They earn $44,250 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $3,973,650,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $21.27.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 10.4% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 99,100 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).