Timekeepers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.07 per hour. Women account for the majority of Timekeepers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$23,888 - $57,158|
|Total Pay (||$23,714 - $61,302|
|Hourly Rate||$10.96 - $26.07|
|Overtime||$12.16 - $43.93|
|Total Pay (||$23,714 - $61,302|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
- 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
Timekeepers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Timekeeper
Pay by Experience for a Timekeeper has a positive trend. An entry-level Timekeeper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Timekeeper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Timekeeper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries. A Timekeeper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries.
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