Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
152,990 0.9 % $21.61 $44,950 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.53 $16.90 $21.10 $25.65 $30.38
Annual Wage (2) $28,130 $35,160 $43,890 $53,350 $63,180


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 13,830 1.48 $20.02 $41,640
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,730 0.55 $22.74 $47,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,570 0.11 $21.36 $44,430
Employment Services 8,600 0.24 $20.55 $42,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,680 0.14 $24.06 $50,040

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 13,830 1.48 $20.02 $41,640
Office Administrative Services 3,760 0.76 $21.75 $45,240
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 130 0.56 $22.82 $47,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,730 0.55 $22.74 $47,300
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 400 0.36 $23.57 $49,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 50 0.05 $27.70 $57,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 $27.09 $56,350
Rail Transportation 430 0.18 $26.85 $55,860
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 240 0.07 $26.52 $55,170
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $26.50 $55,120


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 25,090 1.50 1.40 $24.25 $50,430
Texas 14,080 1.18 1.10 $21.07 $43,820
New York 9,680 1.05 0.98 $22.65 $47,110
Florida 7,130 0.85 0.79 $19.82 $41,230
Pennsylvania 6,020 1.04 0.97 $20.39 $42,420




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 2,520 1.60 1.50 $18.68 $38,860
California 25,090 1.50 1.40 $24.25 $50,430
Louisiana 2,740 1.44 1.34 $18.88 $39,260
Kansas 1,790 1.31 1.22 $20.76 $43,170
Alaska 380 1.20 1.12 $24.82 $51,630




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 440 0.62 0.58 $31.10 $64,680
Alaska 380 1.20 1.12 $24.82 $51,630
Connecticut 1,940 1.17 1.09 $24.57 $51,110
California 25,090 1.50 1.40 $24.25 $50,430
Maryland 2,770 1.04 0.97 $24.06 $50,050



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,480 0.97 0.90 $23.38 $48,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,730 1.29 1.20 $22.29 $46,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,830 1.31 1.22 $22.09 $45,950
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,170 1.27 1.19 $23.32 $48,500
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,790 0.76 0.71 $22.60 $47,010
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,670 1.65 1.54 $24.95 $51,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,600 0.99 0.93 $22.44 $46,680
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,150 1.17 1.09 $24.48 $50,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,140 1.50 1.39 $23.98 $49,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,080 1.45 1.35 $22.18 $46,130


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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 170 2.81 2.62 $18.24 $37,940
Merced, CA 170 2.52 2.35 $21.52 $44,760
Bangor, ME 160 2.41 2.24 $16.94 $35,240
Elmira, NY 80 2.29 2.14 $18.57 $38,620
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,070 2.16 2.01 $23.62 $49,120
Bakersfield, CA 630 2.09 1.94 $19.85 $41,280
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 70 2.07 1.93 $16.63 $34,600
Napa, CA 140 1.99 1.85 $23.99 $49,900
El Paso, TX 580 1.92 1.79 $14.97 $31,140
Bend-Redmond, OR 150 1.90 1.77 $20.25 $42,120