Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Compile and post employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions. May prepare paychecks.

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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)
191,500 1.0 % $14.50 $30,150 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.36 $11.42 $13.94 $17.09 $20.69
Annual Wage (2) $19,470 $23,750 $29,000 $35,550 $43,040

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 10,850 $15.00 $31,200 1 106
Elementary and secondary schools 10,690 $14.97 $31,140 2 109
Management of companies and enterprises 9,830 $15.65 $32,550 3 68
Employment services 8,510 $13.51 $28,110 4 216
Accounting and bookkeeping services 7,200 $13.14 $27,340 5 232

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Telecommunications resellers 150 $20.24 $42,100 200 1
Internet publishing and broadcasting 40 $20.15 $41,910 267 2
Natural gas distribution 170 $19.39 $40,340 192 3
Wired telecommunications carriers 1,300 $19.18 $39,890 31 4
ISPs and web search portals 140 $19.00 $39,530 206 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 630 $17.95 $37,330 0.220% 255
Arizona 4,440 $12.46 $25,910 0.198% 424
Mississippi 2,040 $12.31 $25,600 0.188% 365
Indiana 5,120 $13.81 $28,720 0.179% 420
South Carolina 3,090 $13.14 $27,340 0.176% 385

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 630 $17.95 $37,330 0.220% 255
District of Columbia 930 $16.73 $34,790 0.156% 286
Massachusetts 4,600 $16.72 $34,780 0.144% 395
Connecticut 2,520 $16.71 $34,760 0.154% 353
New York 10,340 $16.55 $34,420 0.125% 403

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Enid, OK MSA 60 $10.68 $22,220 0.282%
Lawton, OK MSA 100 $11.10 $23,090 0.273%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 220 $14.91 $31,010 0.258%
Lafayette, LA MSA 420 $11.91 $24,770 0.256%
Anchorage, AK MSA 340 $17.20 $35,780 0.248%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 1,230 $21.06 $43,810 0.138%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,490 $20.19 $42,000 0.149%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 220 $18.62 $38,730 0.110%
New York, NY PMSA 4,510 $18.09 $37,630 0.113%
Oakland, CA PMSA 1,690 $17.96 $37,370 0.169%

About 2002 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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