This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.
$60,300 annual wage
What they do
Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
Risk of automation
This occupation is 0.81% likely to be automated. It ranks 43 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 12,300 people have this job. They earn $60,300 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $741,690,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $28.99.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 5.2% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 12,900 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).