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Payroll and timekeeping clerks
Description: Payroll and timekeeping clerks make sure that workers get their paychecks on time and that the checks are for the right amount. Timekeeping clerks collect timecards from employees and check them for errors. Payroll clerks figure a worker's pay by adding up the hours worked and subtracting taxes, insurance, and other deductions.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 10 math topics Payroll and timekeeping clerks need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Customary Measurement
Basic Statistics
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving