Receptionists and Information Clerks

risk level
Based on 160 votes
by year 2032
or $17.23 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

93% (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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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

82% 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 93% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Receptionists and Information 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)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Receptionists and Information Clerks' job openings is expected to rise 0.4% 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 low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Receptionists and Information Clerks' was $35,840, or $17 per hour

'Receptionists and Information Clerks' were paid 25.4% 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 1,003,820 people employed as 'Receptionists and Information Clerks' within the United States.

This represents around 0.7% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 151 people are employed as 'Receptionists and Information Clerks'.

Job description

Answer inquiries and provide information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at establishment and location of departments, offices, and employees within the organization.

SOC Code: 43-4171.00


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Alvaro (Highly likely) says
it is already beeing highly automated, it is just easy mechanical tasks
Apr 04, 2024 at 01:12 PM
Cristina (Low) says
I consider that human contact will become a "rare" thing, and will be people who will go in search of interaction with other people; luxury hotel facilities will always welcome the guest with a smile and a bit of empathy.
Jan 29, 2024 at 06:55 PM

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