For Timekeepers, hourly average wages total $16.97 per hour. Most Timekeepers survey respondents are women (78 percent). Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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.Read More...
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important in this position to report and verify information as well as explain timekeeping systems to employees. Written language skills are also beneficial so that instructions and submission are easily understood, and problem-solving skills are helpful for addressing irregularities in records. Timekeepers should also have experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A bachelor's degree in business or a related technical field is generally required for this position, and many timekeepers are also required to have three to five years of experience as a manager or supervisor in manufacturing. Standard hours are common for this position and travel is not usually necessary.
- 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
Timekeepers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 3 percent to 6 percent. 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.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. Timekeepers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $37K on average.