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Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
(SOC Code : 43-3051)
in California

Compile and post employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions. May prepare paychecks.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
California 20211st Qtr$27.06$21.43$26.98$31.72

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
California 2018 - 202823,30022,700-600-2.624,670

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,85310.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,2575.8%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 18,5364.7%
Employment Services 4,8234.2%
Building Equipment Contractors 26,9073.3%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting10,5992.8%
Office Administrative Services 5,2062.1%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 33,2881.9%
Nursing Care Facilities 4,1461.8%
Automobile Dealers 8,9161.8%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,5501.7%
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors8,1641.6%
Accommodation 11,2591.3%
Colleges and Universities 1,6921.2%
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 22,0151.2%
Residential Building Construction 25,6981.1%
Offices of Physicians 43,8711.1%
Individual and Family Services 27,3231.0%
Architectural and Engineering Services 17,9431.0%
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 10,5601.0%
Grocery Product Merchant Wholesalers 4,1451.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Distribute and collect timecards each pay period.
Issue and record adjustments to pay related to previous errors or retroactive increases.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Data for Abilities not available.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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