Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

risk level
Based on 50 votes
-15.1 %
by year 2032
or $25.11 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

100% (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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User poll

81% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 100% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 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)


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' job openings is expected to decline 15.1% 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 'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' was $52,240, or $25 per hour

'Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks' were paid 8.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 157,230 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 965 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 (Low) 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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