Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salary (United States)

A Payroll & Benefits Clerk earns an average wage of $15.99 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salary (?
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$22,678 - $47,819
(Median)
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41K
48K
MEDIAN: $33,983
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Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salary (?
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$11.55 - $20.61
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,678 - $47,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
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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$24,337 - $45,206  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $20.61  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $31.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,253  
   
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).
)
$24,337 - $45,206  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 11%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Clerk Salaries

Payroll Administration
0%
National Average
$34,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%
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