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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in North Carolina

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0.7% Jobs Projection
$41,400 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 4,060 workers employed as Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state in 2018.

There were 4,100 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in NC Employment Trend

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 0.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.0%.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 450 annual job openings, and a total of 4,540 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ranged from $28,090 to $60,140 with $41,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.5 to $28.91. The median hourly rate was $19.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.22.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,220 $41,810
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 700 $43,780
Raleigh, NC 670 $42,050
Greensboro-High Point, NC 300 $44,310
Winston-Salem, NC 290 $41,210
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 150 $53,170
Fayetteville, NC 150 $41,500
Asheville, NC 140 $44,430
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 130 $37,330
Wilmington, NC 80 $39,480
Greenville, NC 70 $38,570
Rocky Mount, NC 50 $43,340
Goldsboro, NC 40 $38,500
Burlington, NC 40 $41,560
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 40 $36,680
Jacksonville, NC 30 $36,930

Top States for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Employment

The table below shows the states 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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