This occupation has a very high probability of automation.
$39,540 annual wage
What they do
Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway. Excludes “Tree Trimmers and Pruners" (37-3013).
Risk of automation
This occupation is 87.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 511 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 149,900 people have this job. They earn $39,540 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $5,927,046,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $19.01.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 6.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 160,200 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).