Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

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What do they 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.

Also known as:

Accounting Assistant, Accounting Technician, Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant), Human Resources Representative (HR Representative), Payroll Administrator, Payroll and Benefits Specialist, Payroll Assistant, Payroll Clerk, Payroll Coordinator, Payroll Manager, Payroll Representative, Payroll Secretary, Payroll Specialist, Payroll Technician, Personnel and Payroll Technician, Personnel Assistant, Personnel Clerk, Personnel Technician, Timekeeper

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #18 in job growth rate
  • 400

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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Majors that prepare Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (3.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (19.6%)
  • Associate's degree (13.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (34.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (26.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.6%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Mathematical Reasoning - The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Calculate financial data.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Verify employee information.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Record personnel information.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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