Compile employees' time and production records.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$24,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Timekeepers do?

Compiles employees’ time and production records, using calculator or computer: Reviews timesheets, workcharts, and timecards for completeness. Computes total time worked by employees, using calculator or computer, posts time worked to master timesheet, and routes timesheet to payroll department. May pay employees. May calculate time worked and units produced by piece-work or bonus work employees, using calculator or computer, and be designated Time Checker or Work Checker. May locate workers on jobs at various times to verify attendance of workers listed on daily spot sheet and be designated Spotter. May interview employees to discuss hours worked and pay adjustments to be made and be designated Pay Agent.

Should I be a Timekeeper?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Time Checker, Time Recorder, Work Checker

    How to become a Timekeeper

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