CAREER

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$47,020

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-4.5% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks Do

Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

Other Job Titles Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks May Have

Accounting Technician, Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant), Payroll Administrator, Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll Representative, Payroll Specialist, Payroll Technician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Payroll Clerk ,

Alliance Healthcare Services

Daily monitoring of the timekeeping punches of all the employees and report any missed punches, etc...


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
  • Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
  • Compile employee time, production, and payroll data from time sheets and other records.
  • Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.

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