Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
159,650 0.8 % $20.95 $43,580 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.08 $16.39 $20.38 $24.75 $29.82
Annual Wage (2) $27,200 $34,100 $42,390 $51,480 $62,030


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 12,990 0.56 $21.76 $45,260
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 12,280 1.30 $19.72 $41,030
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,610 0.11 $20.75 $43,170
Employment Services 8,840 0.24 $19.87 $41,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,200 0.15 $23.21 $48,280

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 12,280 1.30 $19.72 $41,030
Office Administrative Services 3,420 0.71 $20.99 $43,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,990 0.56 $21.76 $45,260
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 100 0.44 $21.91 $45,560
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 430 0.38 $23.05 $47,950

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) $33.99 $70,690
Natural Gas Distribution 60 0.06 $26.85 $55,860
Scientific Research and Development Services 530 0.08 $26.08 $54,260
Other Information Services 310 0.12 $26.05 $54,180
Grantmaking and Giving Services 130 0.09 $25.81 $53,690


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 25,650 1.61 1.41 $23.15 $48,160
Texas 13,890 1.18 1.04 $20.31 $42,240
New York 9,720 1.07 0.94 $22.58 $46,980
Pennsylvania 6,870 1.19 1.05 $20.37 $42,370
Florida 6,700 0.81 0.72 $19.31 $40,160




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 2,880 1.81 1.59 $18.32 $38,100
California 25,650 1.61 1.41 $23.15 $48,160
Louisiana 3,070 1.60 1.40 $18.62 $38,720
North Dakota 650 1.53 1.35 $19.51 $40,580
Kansas 2,070 1.51 1.33 $19.71 $41,000




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 500 0.71 0.63 $29.21 $60,750
Alaska 430 1.34 1.18 $24.17 $50,270
Connecticut 2,010 1.20 1.06 $23.25 $48,350
Massachusetts 3,760 1.09 0.96 $23.19 $48,240
California 25,650 1.61 1.41 $23.15 $48,160





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 6,610 1.00 0.88 $23.64 $49,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,170 1.46 1.29 $21.33 $44,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,690 1.26 1.11 $22.47 $46,750
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,090 0.85 0.75 $22.38 $46,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,850 1.12 0.98 $22.43 $46,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,810 1.16 1.02 $22.05 $45,860
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 1.74 1.53 $23.29 $48,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,180 2.39 2.10 $22.70 $47,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,130 1.11 0.98 $22.32 $46,440
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,080 1.16 1.02 $23.76 $49,420