Timekeeper Salary

Earnings for Timekeepers in the United States come in at around $16.89 per hour on average. Although approximately one-third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Though the majority of Timekeepers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Timekeepers making up 78 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,981 - $57,767
$24K
$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,998
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$10.94 - $22.41
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MEDIAN: $16.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,981 - $57,767  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,666 - $56,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $22.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$2.30 - $36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$23,666 - $56,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Timekeeper


Survey takers who work as Timekeepers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Timekeeper

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. Timekeepers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Timekeepers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

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
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Timekeeper Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Timekeeper Salaries




National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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