This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.
$83,740 annual wage
What they do
Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
Risk of automation
This occupation is 1.4% likely to be automated. It ranks 60 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).
People affected and economic value
In the US, 6,700 people have this job. They earn $83,740 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $561,058,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $40.26.
Official growth forecast
This occupation is projected to grow 9.9% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 7,400 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).