Robotics engineer recruitment: key markets in the United States

For many businesses, corporate survival is closely intertwined with strategies for robotics engineer recruitment. After all, we’re currently experiencing an extraordinary shift in the division of labor performed by humans vs. machines.

By 2025, for the first time in history, more tasks will be completed by machines (52 percent) than people (48 percent).

Compare this to 2018, when just 29 percent of work was done by machines, vs. 71 percent by humans. These figures include computer bots and AI. (See notes 1 and 2.)

Astonishing, isn’t it?

The same research reveals an increasingly wide-reaching range of corporate tech adoption. By 2022, we can expect to see companies using:

  • Internet of Things (IoT): 75 percent
  • Machine learning: 73 percent
  • Autonomous transport: 40 percent
  • Non-humanoid land robots: 33 percent
  • Biotechnology: 28 percent
  • Humanoid robots: 23 percent

Robotics engineer recruitment shaped with market insight

So, where will you go to find the key people who can develop, manage, and maintain robotic technology?

Our research reveals that talent hot spots are not always where you might expect.

When it comes to finding robotics engineers in the United States, Detroit and Baltimore trail the Bay area for key talent.

Chicago, LA, and Seattle are also top markets for robotics engineers.

On the West coast, Seattle, Portland, and San Diego also represent prime markets for robotics engineering. Cities dotted throughout the North East, and along the Great Lakes, also present significant candidate pools. The Midwest also contains sizeable pockets of robotics talent, particularly in Denver, Minneapolis, and across Texas.

Heatmap of robotics engineering talent in the USA



1. World Economic Forum. “2018 Future of Jobs Report.” Accessed 27 Nov. 2019.

2. World Economic Forum. “2018 Future of Jobs Report.” Accessed 27 Nov. 2019.

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