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Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 16014$25.02/hr$19.10/hr$21.08/hr$24.02/hr$28.87/hr$32.31/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities240$27.40/hr
Financial Activities130$27.75/hr
Professional and Business Services1,170$28.13/hr
Education and Health Services520$24.55/hr
Leisure and Hospitality40$26.10/hr
Other Services30$25.48/hr
Public Administration170$31.02/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$26.11/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$25.08/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$24.32/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$26.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$26.22/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 90$24.96/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$25.51/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$20.21/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$25.08/hr-11.7%
Southeast Balance of State 130$26.10/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$25.22/hr-13.4%
St Cloud MN MSA 140$25.32/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$23.95/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$24.02/hr-12.8%
Southeast Minnesota 160$26.10/hr-18.8%
Central Minnesota 280$25.32/hr-17.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,840$28.34/hr-14.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,980$28.30/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,760$26.76/hr-14.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Billing and Posting Clerks 6,170$23.88/hr-0.3%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 26,540$23.64/hr-4.4%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 4,850$23.90/hr-1.3%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$24.93/hrN/A
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,330$23.64/hr-5.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 6,390$24.79/hr3.3%
Office Clerks, General 55,760$21.69/hr-3.3%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,090$33.58/hr-20.1%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,140$30.15/hr10.6%
Tax Preparers 1,430$30.00/hr1.7%

  • Post relevant work hours to client files to bill clients properly.
  • Complete time sheets showing employees' arrival and departure times.
  • Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
  • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Distribute and collect timecards each pay period.
  • Provide information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans, and collective agreement provisions.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
  • Keep track of leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave, for employees.
  • Compile employee time, production, and payroll data from time sheets and other records.
  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.