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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 790

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $21.57 - $29.99

Typical Annual Salary: $44,900 - $62,400

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Review time sheets, work charts, wage computation, and other information to detect and reconcile payroll discrepancies.
  • Process paperwork for new employees and enter employee information into the payroll system.
  • Verify attendance, hours worked, and pay adjustments, and post information onto designated records.
  • Compute wages and deductions, and enter data into computers.
  • Record employee information, such as exemptions, transfers, and resignations, to maintain and update payroll records.
  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions.
  • Keep track of leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave, for employees.
  • Compile employee time, production, and payroll data from time sheets and other records.
  • Complete time sheets showing employees' arrival and departure times.
  • Prepare and balance period-end reports, and reconcile issued payrolls to bank statements.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop calculator
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe console or dumb terminals
  • Personal computers

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Human resources software
  • Time accounting software
  • Word processing software

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