Human Resources Specialists

risk level
Based on 157 votes
by year 2032
or $30.88 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

57% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

User poll

45% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 57% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Human Resources Specialists 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 Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 7.5% 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.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Human Resources Specialists' was $64,240, or $30 per hour

'Human Resources Specialists' were paid 38.7% higher 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 835,360 people employed as 'Human Resources Specialists' within the United States.

This represents around 0.6% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 177 people are employed as 'Human Resources Specialists'.

Job description

Recruit, screen, interview, or place individuals within an organization. May perform other activities in multiple human resources areas.

SOC Code: 13-1071.00


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Vanessa (Highly likely) says
The facilities today of AIs in "reading" the tone of voice or body expressions in a job interview. This removes the need for a person to do this "body reading".

The capabilities of AI today in "reading" the tone of voice or body language during a job interview make it unnecessary for a person to perform this "body reading".
Jun 12, 2023 at 03:43 PM
Joey Lazaro (Low) says
Human Resource has a "human" component that automation cannot justify in terms of work, skill, and judgement. So, its highly unlikely for this position to be automated for the next two decades.
Sep 24, 2022 at 07:30 AM

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