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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in California

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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk?

1.1% Jobs Projection
$50,900 Median Salary
2,670 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in California is growing slower than average.

  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Work in California?

In 2018, there were 22,650 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks working in the state.

There were 25,090 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,870 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks working in it, which means California has more Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks than average.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 1.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.0%.

Job Projections for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,670 annual Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks job openings in California, and 27,000 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,100 annual jobs and 164,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ranged from $32,590 to $72,840 with $50,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.67 to $35.02. The median hourly rate was $24.47.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $23.68 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.79.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,810 $50,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,820 $60,830
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,980 $50,930
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,960 $51,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,950 $46,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,240 $56,610
Bakersfield, CA 520 $44,840
Fresno, CA 440 $48,390
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 400 $45,870
Stockton-Lodi, CA 340 $45,450
Modesto, CA 290 $48,310
Santa Rosa, CA 280 $57,970
Salinas, CA 270 $47,620
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 240 $41,880
Visalia-Porterville, CA 200 $41,010
Merced, CA 190 $42,130
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 170 $48,370
El Centro, CA 160 $36,960
Napa, CA 140 $52,210
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 130 $42,470
Redding, CA 110 $37,770
Madera, CA 100 $44,890
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 90 $53,130
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 $50,690
Chico, CA 70 $44,330
Yuba City, CA 60 $45,420

Top States for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Employment

View the list below to see where most Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 22,650 $50,900
Texas 13,300 $43,220
New York 8,940 $47,190
Florida 7,520 $41,880
Ohio 5,680 $43,780
Pennsylvania 5,230 $43,300
Illinois 4,240 $47,920
New Jersey 4,130 $47,670
North Carolina 4,060 $41,400
Georgia 3,850 $45,290
Michigan 3,690 $42,530
Massachusetts 3,530 $51,030
Virginia 3,390 $45,930
Indiana 3,210 $40,360
Washington 3,070 $50,570
Arizona 2,830 $41,490
Missouri 2,770 $38,350
Tennessee 2,650 $44,380
Minnesota 2,550 $49,660
Louisiana 2,460 $37,860

Below are the states where Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $62,190
Alaska $52,240
Connecticut $51,930
Maryland $51,680
Massachusetts $51,030
California $50,900
Washington $50,570
Minnesota $49,660
Colorado $48,940
New Hampshire $48,370

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