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Finance and Accounting - Payroll Clerk

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Administration and Support

Following standard procedures makes a variety of computations on employee time cards, entering rate, total pay, and burden figures. Checks computations of timekeepers and shortage claims. May calculate total earnings on payroll sheet, adding for overtime, etc., or prepare necessary information for data processing. Checks rate cards and records changes in clock numbers, rates, transfers, etc.

Work Settings

Office setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.


Associate's degree and 1-3 years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average weekly earnings in CNY in 2005 ranged from $605 to $663.

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