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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in New Jersey

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

-2% Jobs Projection
$47,670 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

While jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in New Jersey are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in New Jersey earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 4,130 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks working in the state.

There were 4,290 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in NJ Employment Trend

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state are declining at a rate of 1.6% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.0%.

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

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 430 annual job openings, and a total of 4,360 jobs for New Jersey Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in 2026.

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

What do Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Make in New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ranged from $28,070 to $65,580 with $47,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.49 to $31.53. The median hourly rate was $22.92.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.83 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.09.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,330 $49,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,730 $47,560
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 440 $38,390
Trenton, NJ 170 $51,780
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 170 $47,510
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 $39,770
Ocean City, NJ 30 $43,790

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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