Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
144,030 0.9 % $22.17 $46,110 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.03 $17.31 $21.66 $26.60 $30.97
Annual Wage (2) $29,170 $36,000 $45,050 $55,320 $64,420


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 13,030 1.36 $20.41 $42,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,900 0.50 $23.67 $49,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,380 0.11 $21.69 $45,120
Employment Services 8,110 0.22 $21.14 $43,980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,020 0.13 $23.47 $48,810

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 13,030 1.36 $20.41 $42,460
Office Administrative Services 3,630 0.73 $21.96 $45,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 11,900 0.50 $23.67 $49,240
Support Activities for Water Transportation 340 0.36 $25.35 $52,730
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 980 0.28 $22.78 $47,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 460 0.07 $27.61 $57,430
Other Information Services 250 0.09 $27.39 $56,970
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 330 0.08 $27.02 $56,200
Legal Services 620 0.05 $26.65 $55,430
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.05 $26.65 $55,430


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 22,650 1.33 1.34 $24.77 $51,520
Texas 13,300 1.10 1.10 $21.34 $44,390
New York 8,940 0.95 0.96 $23.06 $47,960
Florida 7,520 0.87 0.88 $20.44 $42,520
Ohio 5,680 1.05 1.05 $21.15 $43,980




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)
Oklahoma 2,300 1.44 1.45 $19.56 $40,680
Alaska 450 1.41 1.42 $25.41 $52,860
California 22,650 1.33 1.34 $24.77 $51,520
Louisiana 2,460 1.29 1.29 $18.87 $39,250
Kansas 1,640 1.19 1.20 $21.45 $44,620




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 370 0.52 0.52 $30.22 $62,860
Connecticut 1,820 1.10 1.10 $25.49 $53,010
Alaska 450 1.41 1.42 $25.41 $52,860
Massachusetts 3,530 0.99 0.99 $24.92 $51,840
Maryland 2,340 0.87 0.87 $24.81 $51,610





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,330 0.88 0.88 $23.69 $49,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,810 1.28 1.28 $24.06 $50,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,160 1.17 1.17 $22.95 $47,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,490 1.17 1.17 $21.96 $45,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,210 0.69 0.69 $24.05 $50,020
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,820 1.02 1.03 $25.33 $52,690
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,820 1.16 1.17 $30.00 $62,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,730 0.96 0.96 $23.07 $47,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,460 0.95 0.95 $21.14 $43,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,360 0.88 0.88 $23.81 $49,520