Information and Record Clerks

risk level
Based on 23 votes
-2.1 %
by year 2031
or $18.76 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

86% (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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77% 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 86% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Information and Record Clerks will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Information and Record Clerks' job openings is expected to decline 2.1% 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.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Information and Record Clerks' was $39,030, or $18 per hour

'Information and Record Clerks' were paid 18.8% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 5,537,420 people employed as 'Information and Record Clerks' within the United States.

This represents around 3.6% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 27 people are employed as 'Information and Record Clerks'.

Job description

This category comprises of these occupations:
Brokerage Clerks
Correspondence Clerks
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
Customer Service Representatives
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
File Clerks
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
Library Assistants, Clerical
Loan Interviewers and Clerks
New Accounts Clerks
Order Clerks
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
Receptionists and Information Clerks
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks


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Mariam (Low) says
It's impossible for robots to replace real clerks and records managers because these professions involve connecting with people. How do you imagine a robot talking to its boss about some documents, etc.?
Apr 29, 2022 at 07:16 AM

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