This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0.44% probability

of automation

7.4% growth

projected to 2026

1,410,900 employed

currently in the US

$59,020 annual wage

US, median

What they do

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0.44% likely to be automated. It ranks 20 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 1,410,900 people have this job. They earn $59,020 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $83,271,318,000 in annual economic value.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 7.4% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 1,514,900 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).