Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
166,400 0.7 % $19.67 $40,910 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.49 $15.54 $19.09 $23.14 $28.15
Annual Wage (2) $25,970 $32,330 $39,700 $48,140 $58,550


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)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,300 0.60 $20.61 $42,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,160 0.12 $19.52 $40,590
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,340 1.05 $18.75 $39,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,630 0.16 $20.53 $42,710
Employment Services 8,590 0.25 $18.57 $38,630

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 9,340 1.05 $18.75 $39,010
Office Administrative Services 3,050 0.68 $19.51 $40,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,300 0.60 $20.61 $42,870
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 120 0.52 $22.19 $46,160
Footwear Manufacturing 60 0.48 $18.47 $38,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $33.32 $69,300
Support Activities for Water Transportation 350 0.37 $27.79 $57,800
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $27.59 $57,380
Postal Service 170 0.03 $27.29 $56,760
Other Information Services (8) (8) $26.79 $55,730


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 23,250 1.54 1.25 $21.60 $44,920
Texas 15,180 1.35 1.10 $18.98 $39,480
New York 9,790 1.11 0.90 $21.09 $43,860
Pennsylvania 7,710 1.36 1.11 $19.45 $40,450
Florida 6,410 0.84 0.68 $18.71 $38,910



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)
Louisiana 3,520 1.84 1.49 $16.71 $34,750
Kansas 2,500 1.84 1.49 $18.79 $39,090
Oklahoma 2,880 1.82 1.48 $17.45 $36,300
Alaska 530 1.63 1.32 $22.62 $47,050
California 23,250 1.54 1.25 $21.60 $44,920



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 690 1.02 0.83 $25.65 $53,360
Alaska 530 1.63 1.32 $22.62 $47,050
Massachusetts 3,970 1.19 0.97 $22.59 $46,990
New Jersey 4,270 1.10 0.90 $22.15 $46,080
Connecticut 1,990 1.21 0.98 $22.03 $45,820




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,060 1.49 1.21 $21.55 $44,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,210 0.97 0.79 $22.88 $47,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,150 1.46 1.18 $20.55 $42,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,020 1.07 0.87 $21.45 $44,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.46 1.18 $20.49 $42,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.40 1.13 $21.90 $45,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,590 1.42 1.15 $21.57 $44,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,590 1.09 0.88 $21.22 $44,140
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,460 1.66 1.35 $22.77 $47,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,180 1.22 0.99 $23.49 $48,860