This occupation has a high probability of automation.

74.0% probability

of automation

10.6% growth

projected to 2026

73,200 employed

currently in the US

$30,980 annual wage

US, median ($14.89 hourly)

What they do

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 74.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 408 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 73,200 people have this job. They earn $30,980 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $2,267,736,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $14.89.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 10.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 80,900 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).