For Timekeepers, hourly average wages total $17.17 per hour. The vast majority (80 percent) of Timekeepers who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,489 - $56,728
$23K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,348
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50%
90%

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$11.07 - $23.27
$11
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,489 - $56,728  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,999 - $57,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $23.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$8.70 - $35.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,999 - $57,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Timekeeper

Timekeepers are responsible for maintaining, updating, and monitoring employee work schedules, as well as approving and overseeing payroll. They are required to create a system of weekly monitoring for employee work-time, usually through a system of time sheets, punch cards, or I.D. verification, and then compile and submit this data for weekly or biweekly payroll. These time records must also account for paid sick days, vacation, and overtime, and timekeepers are also tasked with noticing and correcting any timekeeping errors committed by other employees in the company, such as clock-in errors or misrepresentations of hours worked.

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Timekeeper Tasks

  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.

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Popular Skills for Timekeeper


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Timekeepers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Timekeeper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $34K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. On average, Timekeepers make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Timekeepers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Timekeeper Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Timekeeper?

Timekeeper in Minneapolis:
"Timekeeping."
Pros: The flexibility is amazing. Being able to work from home is great and allows me to move my schedule around to best fit both my professional and personal life. The people I work with make all the difference when having to go in and spend hours looking at time cards.
Cons: The worst part is dealing with the employees that think they know better and have ideas on how things should be run, even though they have a very limited perspective on the whole scheme of the job.

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Key Stats for Timekeeper

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Timekeeper Salaries



Late-Career
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National Average
$39,000


Skills That Affect Timekeeper Salaries




National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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