Payroll Assistant Salary (United States)

A Payroll Assistant earns an average wage of $15.17 per hour. A skill in Payroll Administration 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 Salary (?
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$27,298 - $49,744
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MEDIAN: $37,322
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Payroll Assistant Salary (?
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$10.97 - $20.37
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,298 - $49,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,993  
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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$24,925 - $48,109  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $20.37  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $33.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,993  
   
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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$24,925 - $48,109  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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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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
up arrow 18%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Assistant Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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