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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 220105$22.51/hr$14.89/hr$18.54/hr$22.74/hr$26.78/hr$30.36/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities260$23.53/hr
Financial Activities90$24.79/hr
Professional and Business Services990$25.16/hr
Education and Health Services500$22.96/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$22.67/hr
Other Services10$24.63/hr
Public Administration150$27.31/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$22.02/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$19.56/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$24.15/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$24.70/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90$21.70/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$20.58/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$24.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$21.07/hr-3.2%
Southwest Balance of State 130$21.71/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$22.18/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$21.59/hr-4.8%
Northwest Balance of State 160$22.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 160$22.74/hr-2.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 160$20.90/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 220$22.74/hr2.1%
Central Minnesota 280$23.49/hr6.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,660$25.35/hr-0.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,810$25.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,550$24.46/hr-1.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 6,580$20.50/hr10.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,110$21.43/hr-2.8%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,230$21.65/hr7.0%
Correspondence Clerks 30$20.60/hr3.1%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 4,280$21.17/hr-3.4%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 3,990$22.02/hr6.3%
Office Clerks, General 55,140$17.90/hr-2.4%
Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 12,510$26.92/hr-17.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,890$26.81/hr13.3%
Tax Preparers 990$25.12/hr10.7%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
  • Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
  • Keep track of leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave, for employees.