Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

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Will "Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 58% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 97% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $20.38 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 657 out of 706

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Job description

Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

SOC Code: 43-3051

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Judita (Small chance) says
Well the robot is only as good as the information provided. Until all data coming in is completely accurate and on time payroll is safe. The amount of mistakes I got to correct due to human error keeps me in the job
Nov 15, 2019 at 03:15 PM
Etular says
Given that human managers regularly attempt to fabricate the record of hours or miss payment deadlines (thus, requiring manual adjustments), I think payroll clerks are safe from automation at least up until the point where management are automated.
Mar 16, 2019 at 09:06 AM

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