Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

1.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $22.60 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 94% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' job openings is expected to decline by -12.9% by 2030
'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' was $47,020, or $22.60 hourly
'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' are paid 12.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as payroll and timekeeping clerks?

As of 2020 there were 133,870 people employed as Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks within the United States.
This represents around 0.10% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks.

Job description

Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

SOC Code: 43-3051.00

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Judita (Small chance) says
Well the robot is only as good as the information provided. Until all data coming in is completely accurate and on time payroll is safe. The amount of mistakes I got to correct due to human error keeps me in the job
Nov 15, 2019 at 03:15 PM
Etular says
Given that human managers regularly attempt to fabricate the record of hours or miss payment deadlines (thus, requiring manual adjustments), I think payroll clerks are safe from automation at least up until the point where management are automated.
Mar 16, 2019 at 09:06 AM

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