Human Resources Managers

risk level
Based on 647 votes
by year 2032
or $62.49 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

14% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

  • Negotiation

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

35% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 14% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Human Resources Managers 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)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Human Resources Managers' job openings is expected to rise 7.3% 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.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Human Resources Managers' was $130,000, or $62 per hour

'Human Resources Managers' were paid 180.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 181,360 people employed as 'Human Resources Managers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.12% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 815 people are employed as 'Human Resources Managers'.

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

SOC Code: 11-3121.00


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Daiana Miron (Highly likely) says
Mainly for being able to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve accuracy in many sectors.
Apr 04, 2024 at 06:24 PM
Katy (Low) says
Human element of dealing with issues - I don't believe that AI would be capable of fulfilling this aspect of the role and complexity of problem solving required currently
Aug 11, 2023 at 09:08 AM
Ayush Pandey (No chance) says
i don't think that machines can ever understand what a human is going through and can never solve the actual problem. some amount of interpersonal skills are required.
Aug 08, 2023 at 07:08 PM
Wing (Low) says
A good HR is more than just operations and automation
May 23, 2023 at 09:25 AM
Shiva Zamani Heydari (Low) says
Because of EQ which will be crucial in this job.
Jan 11, 2023 at 01:44 AM
Gustavo Tavelini (Low) says
I think my occupation will be hard to replace because it requires a lot of soft skills, like empathy, active listening, and a keen perception of others. These human competencies are not easily replicated by machines.
Sep 12, 2022 at 02:50 PM
SophiA (Highly likely) says
Without a doubt, HR will be replaced by AI in the next 10-15 years.

Replacing HR with AI will mitigate bias and ego. This will be the beginning of authentic, merit-based hiring practices.

It will also yield higher profits for companies.
Jun 08, 2022 at 03:08 AM
isabelle (Low) says
HRM will always need human interventions in order to function accurately. AI and automation can speed up tedious and repetitive tasks such as candidate sourcing and screening in Talent Acquisition. But HRM will always require a human touch. No machines are able to understand human behavior the way we do, at least not in our work lifetimes.
Feb 24, 2022 at 06:19 AM
Reign Johnson (Moderate) says
A.I interviews through Quinncia etc. and resume scanning I believe, will decrease employment in this field.
Feb 10, 2021 at 07:02 AM
J v (Highly likely) says
They get fooled by some people that later do poorly at their job. It could be solved using AI. We are all humans, we are all biased.
Jan 18, 2021 at 01:56 AM
Jeanette Arvelo (Low) says
We can automate all the processes involved in managing human resources for an organization, however, productivity will always require human processes of trust, empathy, orientation, focus and resilience. By nature, human beings are gregarious and it is in their DNA to socialize.
Nov 05, 2020 at 04:47 PM
AnDrew (Moderate) says
As automation effects jobs under human resources it will no doubt effect human resources themselves
Aug 17, 2020 at 04:15 PM
Zio (No chance) says
HR will go away when all types of jobs are eventually replaced and there is no more human capital to manage and complex relations, conflict management and organizational structure to change. Payroll/administration jobs in HR will probably be automated in the next 10-15 years but the “human” in Human Resources is not going away until most other jobs have as well.
Dec 07, 2019 at 09:17 AM
TS Chan (Low) says
As long as HR provides the personal touch and emphatic ear, it will be difficult for AI to replicate the outcome whole making business count
Dec 04, 2019 at 03:14 AM
Irene Jeanette says
No chance, because only real people can understand real people.
Oct 02, 2019 at 11:58 PM
Ricky (Uncertain) says
It depends on whether AI can truly gain emotional intelligence.
Aug 23, 2019 at 02:16 AM
Hans says
It would probably be matrix. No need to worry.
Jan 19, 2020 at 11:49 AM
José (Low) says
Because dealing with people requires a profound understanding of people’s feelings and behaviours as well as some psychological conditions.
Jun 28, 2019 at 10:16 AM
ula (Low) says
perhaps ppl will no longer be interested in relations with each other
Jun 26, 2019 at 07:51 AM
Charo (No chance) says
I do not think it's possible, in organizations people will continue to work.
May 25, 2019 at 08:45 PM
Ted says
During this 2020 COVID crisis, human resource managers of private office companies have switched to home-based work through video chats. They have still not gone back to the office, and it is 2022 now. Still, many are working from home. Hey, I will definitely replace this job. Just look at what happened. The same has gone for the retail section over the years. AI has destroyed them.
Mar 18, 2022 at 10:47 PM
FRIMA says
There will always be the need to act better with people, their career, their evolution
Apr 01, 2019 at 01:11 PM

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