This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

35.0% probability

of automation

10.2% growth

projected to 2026

116,600 employed

currently in the US

$51,620 annual wage

US, median

What they do

Provide personal services to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 35.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 250 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 116,600 people have this job. They earn $51,620 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $6,018,892,000 in annual economic value.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 10.2% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 128,500 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).