This occupation has a very high probability of automation.

83.0% probability

of automation

0% growth

projected to 2026


currently in the US

$30,740 annual wage

US, median ($14.78 hourly)

What they do

Use nets, fishing rods, traps, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship. Aquacultural laborers who work on fish farms are included in "Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals" (45-2093).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 83.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 456 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, people have this job. They earn $30,740 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $0 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $14.78.

Official growth forecast

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