Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-15.1% (decline)


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

Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll Specialist

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

  • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
  • Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
  • Prepare and balance period-end reports, and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.

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