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.

$23,270 - $57,252
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$23K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,624
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$11.74 - $23.65
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$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,270 - $57,252  
   
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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$24,368 - $57,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $23.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11  
Overtime
$2.06 - $38.25  
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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$24,368 - $57,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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


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.

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



National Average
$38,000

Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Timekeeper Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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