This occupation has a moderate probability of automation.

46.0% probability

of automation

6.6% growth

projected to 2026

135,500 employed

currently in the US

$39,160 annual wage

US, median ($18.83 hourly)

What they do

Perform clerical duties for courts of law, municipalities, or governmental licensing agencies and bureaus. May prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges and court; prepare draft agendas or bylaws for town or city council; answer official correspondence; keep fiscal records and accounts; issue licenses or permits; and record data, administer tests, or collect fees. Clerks of Court are classified in “Managers, All Other” (11-9199).

Risk of automation

This occupation is 46.0% likely to be automated. It ranks 285 of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 135,500 people have this job. They earn $39,160 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $5,306,180,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $18.83.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 6.6% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 144,400 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).