Payroll & timekeeping clerks

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Total Workforce

161k

Average Age

45.8

Average Salary

$44,730

Average Male Salary

$45,352

Average Female Salary

$44,636

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Payroll & timekeeping clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services is the industry that employs the most Payroll & timekeeping clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Payroll & timekeeping clerks, by average wage, is Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing . Payroll & timekeeping clerks are paid most in Rutherford, North Arlington & Hasbrouck Heights Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Seneca, Crawford & Wyandot Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$44,730

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,153

In 2018, Payroll & timekeeping clerks earned an average of $44,730, $9,158 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers make somewhat more than Payroll & timekeeping clerks while Music directors and composers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Payroll & timekeeping clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.273

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Payroll & timekeeping clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.273, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Payroll & timekeeping clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Payroll & timekeeping clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Payroll & timekeeping clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Payroll & timekeeping clerks, by number of employees, are Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services, Construction, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

161k

2018 Workforce

± 9,846

5.95%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.28%

The number of people employed as Payroll & timekeeping clerks has been growing at a rate of 5.95%, from 151,961 people in 2017 to 161,004 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Payroll & timekeeping clerks employed by various industries. Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services employs the largest share of Payroll & timekeeping clerks at  9.97%, followed by Construction with 9.06% and Elementary & secondary schools with 4.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Payroll & timekeeping clerks in the US. The average age of male Payroll & timekeeping clerks in the workforce is 39.7 and of female Payroll & timekeeping clerks is 46.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Payroll & timekeeping clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,569

140k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 9,178

86.9% of Payroll & timekeeping clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Payroll & timekeeping clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Payroll & timekeeping clerks

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

65.7% of Payroll & timekeeping clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11% of Payroll & timekeeping clerks, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Payroll & timekeeping clerks.

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Age by Gender

39.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.22

46.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.826

The median age of Payroll & timekeeping clerks is 45.8, and Male employees are generally 7.03 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Payroll & timekeeping clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Payroll & timekeeping clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Payroll & timekeeping clerks hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Payroll & timekeeping clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll & timekeeping clerks need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Payroll & timekeeping clerks need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening.

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