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.
|Salary||$23,981 - $57,767|
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|$23,666 - $56,981|
|Hourly Rate||$10.94 - $22.41|
|Overtime||$2.30 - $36.12|
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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.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.
- 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.
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.
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