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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in Texas

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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in Texas

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

7.7% Jobs Projection
$43,220 Median Salary
1,510 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in Texas is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Work in Texas?

In 2018, there were 13,300 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks working in the state.

There were 14,080 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 780 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in TX Employment Trend

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.0%.

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

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,510 annual Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks job openings in Texas, and 14,740 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ranged from $27,880 to $62,810 with $43,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.4 to $30.2. The median hourly rate was $20.78.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $20.35 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.43.

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,160 $46,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,490 $45,710
Austin-Round Rock, TX 990 $43,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 980 $39,460
El Paso, TX 540 $30,210
Corpus Christi, TX 230 $42,210
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 230 $35,210
Killeen-Temple, TX 190 $40,070
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 190 $45,900
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 150 $29,530
Lubbock, TX 100 $43,490
Midland, TX 100 $47,300
Waco, TX 100 $40,270
College Station-Bryan, TX 90 $40,160
Tyler, TX 90 $38,760
Odessa, TX 70 $38,850
Longview, TX 60 $45,490
Laredo, TX 60 $39,820
Wichita Falls, TX 50 $40,350
Amarillo, TX 50 $41,050
Abilene, TX 50 $44,480
Sherman-Denison, TX 50 $43,070
Texarkana, TX-AR 40 $37,320
San Angelo, TX 40 $36,400
Victoria, TX 30 $38,770

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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