This occupation has a very low probability of automation.

7.4% probability

of automation

6.6% growth

projected to 2026

172,400 employed

currently in the US

$34.56 hourly wage

US, median

What they do

Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 7.4% likely to be automated. It ranks 155 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 172,400 people have this job. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $34.56.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 6.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 183,800 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).