Payroll Assistant Salary (United States)

A Payroll Assistant earns an average wage of $15.08 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Payroll Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,552 - $49,659
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MEDIAN: $36,754
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Payroll Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.78 - $20.06
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,552 - $49,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,028  
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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$24,652 - $47,717  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $20.06  
   
Overtime
$12.72 - $33.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $1,028  
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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$24,652 - $47,717  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 368
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Job Description for Payroll Assistant
A payroll assistant typically works either in the human resources or accounting department of a company. A person in this position assists with all aspects of payroll and related employee recordkeeping and storage. Much of a payroll assistant’s work involves data entry, and familiarity with basic computer programs is required, along with accuracy and attention to detail.
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Payroll Assistant Tasks
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.
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$33,000
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Payroll Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Payroll Assistant?
Payroll Assistant in Seattle:
"Not A Bad Job If You're Working With The Right Clientele."
Pros: I work independently with a supportive and fun coworker. My boss trusts that I can get things done and leaves me be. My schedule is fairly flexible.
Cons: I work with a lot of people who are homeless and have addiction problems. Many of them have really bad tempers and at times I feel unsafe. We don't have any form of protection from these people. Our computers and software are woefully outdated and poorly maintained, which makes my work more difficult than it has to be.
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Experience Affects Payroll Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$33,000
Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 57 votes.
Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 21%
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