Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

risk level
Based on 270 votes
-4.5 %
by year 2031
or $22.05 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

100% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

76% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks' job openings is expected to decline 4.5% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks' was $45,860, or $22 per hour

'Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks' were paid 1.0% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 1,550,750 people employed as 'Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks' within the United States.

This represents around 1.0% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 95 people are employed as 'Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks'.

Job description

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

SOC Code: 43-3031.00


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Bridget says
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

And yet I seem to be getting more clients.

I understand the logic and I don't disagree with it -- but that doesn't seem to be the way it's shaking out.
May 21, 2022 at 04:02 AM
Jeremy (Highly likely) says
Computer technology, the internet, and software are ever-improving. Small business classes commonly teach basic bookkeeping, and software is becoming easier to use while doing more. As time goes by, I expect software to be able to do even more than it does now and to be even easier to use, possibly with AI in the future.
Apr 24, 2022 at 03:18 AM

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