Survey: 90% of U.S. Firms Seek Workers with ChatGPT Experience

Prompt engineers can make more than $200,000 a year.

Deborah Yao, Editor

May 1, 2023

2 Min Read
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At a Glance

  • 90% of business leaders surveyed are hiring employees with ChatGPT experience.
  • Companies believe such employees will give them a competitive edge.
  • A third of companies are hiring prompt engineers, with salaries expected to exceed $200,000 a year.

The ChatGPT and generative AI revolution has reached company recruitment.

According to a survey from Resume Builder, over 90% of U.S. companies said they are seeking workers with ChatGPT experience.

The reasons why:

  • “They can bring more creative and technical support to the company and (enable) the company to grow faster.”

  • “It can save a lot (in) human and material resources.”

  • “They can teach the rest of the staff how to learn ChatGPT.”

  • “To improve the company’s production output and work efficiency.”

  • “To improve the company’s reputation and market share.”

Also, 66% of business leaders who said they were hiring employees with ChatGPT experience believe this skilled workforce will “very likely” or “somewhat likely” give their companies a competitive edge.

The areas where ChatGPT-experienced workers are urgently needed are software engineering (58%), customer service (33%), HR (32%) and marketing (31%).

Companies know that these skills are scarce for now, and thus they are willing to pay top dollar to get these employees.

The survey said nearly a third of companies are hiring prompt engineers – an employee who develops, refines and optimizes text prompts for generative AI services. Among these hiring companies, one in four believe salaries will exceed $200,000 a year.

Three-quarters of companies also said that hiring of prompt engineers will “very likely” or “somewhat likely” lead to job cuts.

Prompt engineering is one of the hottest new tech jobs driven by the generative AI craze. There are various free and paid prompt engineering courses, such as one from OpenAI and DeepLearning.AI, as well as from Udemy, The University of Texas at Austin’s Executive Education program, and others.

Resume Builder commissioned a survey of 1,000 participants in the U.S. who are either a C-level executive, owner or partner at companies with more than 10 employees. The online survey was conducted on April 5.

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About the Author(s)

Deborah Yao


Deborah Yao runs the day-to-day operations of AI Business. She is a Stanford grad who has worked at Amazon, Wharton School and Associated Press.

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