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Payroll Clerk Salary

The average wage for a Payroll Clerk is $15.04 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Human Resources is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,284 - $49,286
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,333
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50%
90%

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$11.32 - $19.90
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,284 - $49,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $5,000  
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).
)
$24,319 - $44,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$15.83 - $29.20  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.35 - $5,000  
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).
)
$24,319 - $44,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,451

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Job Description for Payroll Clerk

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Payroll Clerk Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 18%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 2%


ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 360 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%