A Payroll Assistant earns an average wage of $15.02 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Word is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Payroll Assistant Total Pay (?
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$27,230 - $49,170
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MEDIAN: $36,419
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Payroll Assistant Total Pay (?
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$10.92 - $19.89
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,230 - $49,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
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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$24,684 - $46,744  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $19.89  
   
Overtime
$12.36 - $32.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
   
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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$24,684 - $46,744  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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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Experience Affects Payroll Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$33,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$33,000
Data Entry
up arrow 14%
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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