Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

risk level
Based on 40 votes
-3.6 %
by year 2032
or $22.00 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

69% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

54% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 69% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers' job openings is expected to decline 3.6% by 2032

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 2023, the median annual wage for 'Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers' was $45,760, or $21 per hour

'Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers' were paid 4.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 77,580 people employed as 'Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers'.

Job description

Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.

SOC Code: 49-2011.00


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Ljubo says
I would like to see a robot troubleshooting a copier where a paper jam is the only indication of electronic failure and are not sensors...
Feb 09, 2020 at 05:21 AM
T (Uncertain) says
Until robots can: Take apart computers, order the correct components to be replaced and install the new parts, or simply perform whatever repairs need to be done, all completely automated; I don't see it happening anytime soon. There are so many different computer systems out there and so many different types of repairs that need to be done, that I don't see robots performing any better than humans in the foreseeable future.

I think that robots will actually help people repair computers (soldering robots are already a thing for example) in the next 20 years, but not completely replace them. After that, who knows what will happen.
Jan 31, 2020 at 05:16 AM

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