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Payroll Clerk Salary

A Payroll Clerk earns an average wage of $14.94 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Human Resources is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
$26,150 - $49,095
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,211
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$11.24 - $19.75
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,150 - $49,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,667  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,017  
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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$24,244 - $44,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $19.75  
   
Overtime
$15.57 - $28.80  
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 - $1,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $5,017  
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).
)
$24,244 - $44,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,406
United States (change)

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

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Payroll Clerk Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 19%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%


ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 9%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 337 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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