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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in Washington

Want to work in Washington as a Payroll and Timekeeping Clerk? Read this first!

10.8% Jobs Projection
$50,570 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Work in Washington?

There were approximately 3,070 workers employed as Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state in 2018.

There were 2,970 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in WA Employment Trend

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 10.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -1.0%.

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

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 350 annual job openings, and a total of 3,390 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks ranged from $35,320 to $66,100 with $50,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.98 to $31.78. The median hourly rate was $24.31.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.93 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.38.

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

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,940 $52,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,240 $50,210
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 180 $50,360
Yakima, WA 80 $49,670
Kennewick-Richland, WA 70 $53,920
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 60 $49,310
Bellingham, WA 60 $53,240
Longview, WA 40 $52,960
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 $53,010
Wenatchee, WA 30 $38,120

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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