of the Work: Payroll
and timekeeping clerks compile and post employee time and payroll
data. They ensure that employees are paid on time and that their
paychecks are accurate.
and Training: Payroll
and timekeeping clerks typically learn the skills they need on the
job. Employers prefer high school graduates who have computer skills.
and Projected Employment.
2018 Employment 197,700
Employment Change -10,900
Growth Rate -5%
change: Employment is projected to decline slowly.
Increased automation of the payroll and timekeeping process, and
the use of computer software that allows employees to update and
record their own payroll and timekeeping information, will decrease
the need for payroll and timekeeping clerks.
Favorable opportunities are expected. Despite the projected employment
decline, job openings will arise each year as payroll and timekeeping
clerks leave the labor force or transfer to other occupations. Those
who have completed a certification program, indicating that they
can handle more complex payroll issues, will have an advantage in
the job market.
annual wages for payroll and timekeeping clerks were $34,810 in