Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

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. Excludes "Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks" (43-3031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
180,280 1.9 % $17.82 $37,070 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.42 $14.16 $17.47 $21.27 $25.00
Annual Wage (2) $23,750 $29,450 $36,330 $44,230 $52,010


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 16,430 1.95 $17.65 $36,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,790 0.67 $18.58 $38,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 10,980 0.20 $18.85 $39,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,060 0.12 $18.43 $38,330
Employment Services 9,310 0.35 $15.76 $32,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 16,430 1.95 $17.65 $36,720
Office Administrative Services 2,710 0.69 $17.95 $37,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,790 0.67 $18.58 $38,640
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,390 0.46 $17.78 $36,970
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 110 0.45 $18.28 $38,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 350 0.05 $26.08 $54,250
Other Information Services 260 0.19 $22.88 $47,600
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.05 $22.70 $47,210
Grantmaking and Giving Services 140 0.11 $22.41 $46,610
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.11 $22.29 $46,370


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,940 1.64 1.16 $20.36 $42,340
Texas 14,440 1.43 1.01 $16.88 $35,110
New York 13,170 1.58 1.11 $18.72 $38,930
Pennsylvania 8,960 1.63 1.15 $17.61 $36,620
Illinois 8,790 1.59 1.12 $18.91 $39,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 810 2.62 1.85 $19.67 $40,910
Oklahoma 3,000 2.02 1.43 $15.34 $31,900
Louisiana 3,470 1.89 1.34 $15.67 $32,600
Idaho 1,090 1.84 1.30 $15.53 $32,300
Kansas 2,380 1.82 1.29 $15.82 $32,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 680 1.06 0.75 $25.26 $52,550
California 22,940 1.64 1.16 $20.36 $42,340
Connecticut 2,270 1.42 1.00 $20.06 $41,730
Massachusetts 4,260 1.37 0.96 $19.76 $41,100
Alaska 810 2.62 1.85 $19.67 $40,910

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,280 1.66 1.17 $19.43 $40,420
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,190 1.75 1.23 $19.46 $40,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,270 1.38 0.97 $20.41 $42,450
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,490 1.40 0.99 $18.07 $37,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,200 1.77 1.25 $19.52 $40,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,150 1.43 1.01 $18.58 $38,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,070 1.53 1.08 $19.07 $39,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,660 1.58 1.11 $17.76 $36,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,280 1.38 0.97 $20.26 $42,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,230 1.33 0.94 $20.23 $42,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
El Centro, CA 150 3.02 2.13 $15.34 $31,900
Decatur, AL 130 2.51 1.77 $13.49 $28,050
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,220 2.41 1.70 $16.38 $34,060
Yuma, AZ 130 2.38 1.68 $15.83 $32,930
Lawton, OK 100 2.38 1.67 $16.21 $33,710
Modesto, CA 350 2.33 1.64 $17.10 $35,570
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 100 2.33 1.64 $16.76 $34,850
Coeur d'Alene, ID 120 2.30 1.62 $16.44 $34,200
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,880 2.29 1.62 $19.62 $40,820
Sandusky, OH 80 2.24 1.58 $16.99 $35,330