This occupation has an extremely high probability of automation.

96.0% probability

of automation

0% growth

projected to 2026

201,700 employed

currently in the US

$41,190 annual wage

US, median ($19.8 hourly)

What they do

Schedule and dispatch workers, work crews, equipment, or service vehicles for conveyance of materials, freight, or passengers, or for normal installation, service, or emergency repairs rendered outside the place of business. Duties may include using radio, telephone, or computer to transmit assignments and compiling statistics and reports on work progress.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 96.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 627 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 201,700 people have this job. They earn $41,190 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $8,308,023,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $19.8.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to shrink 0% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 201,700 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).