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 18030$22.28/hr$15.23/hr$18.72/hr$22.61/hr$26.21/hr$29.46/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities260$23.05/hr
Financial Activities80$25.40/hr
Professional and Business Services1,010$25.64/hr
Education and Health Services440$23.57/hr
Leisure and Hospitality30$22.31/hr
Other Services20$25.85/hr
Public Administration130$26.63/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$24.10/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$19.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$27.89/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$22.69/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$22.30/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$20.70/hr-3.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$22.35/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$21.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 110$22.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$23.20/hr-2.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$22.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 160$20.79/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$22.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 180$22.61/hr2.1%
Southwest Minnesota 190$21.64/hr-4.8%
Central Minnesota 280$23.26/hr6.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,590$26.23/hr-0.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,730$26.09/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,480$24.85/hr-1.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Billing and Posting Clerks 7,770$20.91/hr10.0%
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 29,260$21.54/hr-2.8%
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 6,790$22.52/hr7.0%
Correspondence Clerks N/A$22.72/hr3.1%
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 3,170$21.52/hr-3.4%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 7,290$22.84/hr6.3%
Office Clerks, General 52,080$18.44/hr-2.4%
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 10,720$28.59/hr-17.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,580$26.80/hr13.3%
Tax Preparers 1,350$26.02/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.