A Payroll & Benefits Clerk earns an average wage of $15.81 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

$28,906 - $53,198
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,597
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$12.31 - $20.27
(Median)
$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,906 - $53,198  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,868 - $47,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$20.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,868 - $47,427  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Clerk

  • Calculate employee wages, deductions, and exemptions.
  • Update payroll system to reflect new employees, transfers, and resignations.
  • Process and distribute paychecks and statements.
  • Enter data into payroll records on attendance, hours worked, and pay changes.
  • Track status of employee benefits and leave time.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%


National Average
$35,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$35,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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