Salary for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Also known as:  Flight Crew Time Clerk, Payroll Bookkeeper, Personnel Scheduler, Time and Attendance Clerk, Time Clerk, Timekeeper helps management and administration professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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A payroll clerk is an individual who record and computer the earnings that a company owes to each employee. The information is input into a computer to help ensure that employees are paid on time. Along with ensuring that pay is disbursed, Payroll clerks must also calculate deductions, Social Security payments and other deductions, which may involve setting up transfers and automatic deductions. The educational requirements needed to become a Payroll Clerk vary. Some employers allow high school graduates to fill the position, though most prefer a two-year degree.

A Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk will usually earn an average pay level of around 24000 and 36000 based on experience. Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks usually get a salary of Thirty Six Thousand Eight Hundred dollars annually.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks are compensated the highest in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average compensation of approximating $50290. Employees with these jobs are paid the highest in Information, where they can receive average pay of $43400.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.51 percent nationwide in that time.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $43,400
Information $40,980
Public Administration $39,650
Finance and Insurance $38,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38,640
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $38,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $32,420
Accommodation and Food Services $33,680
Retail Trade $34,210
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $34,220
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $35,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $35,800