Timekeeper Salary

Earnings for Timekeepers in the United States come in at around $15.55 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $12.26 per hour and $23.32. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Female Timekeepers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,310 - $56,345
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,253
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$12.26 - $23.32
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,310 - $56,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$25,501 - $53,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $23.32  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $34.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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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$25,501 - $53,645  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Timekeeper

  • 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


Typical Timekeepers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Timekeeper

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $35K. Timekeepers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Timekeepers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $51K.

Timekeeper Reviews

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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Experience Affects Timekeeper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%



National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Timekeeper Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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