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Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salary

A Payroll & Benefits Clerk earns an average wage of $16.41 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$25,050 - $51,620
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,129
10%
50%
90%

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$12.09 - $20.71
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,050 - $51,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$25,743 - $46,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $32.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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).
)
$25,743 - $46,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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 7%


National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$35,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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