Payroll Clerk Salary (United States)

A Payroll Clerk earns an average wage of $14.81 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.
Payroll Clerk Total Pay (?
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$25,651 - $48,581
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,680
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Payroll Clerk Total Pay (?
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$11.07 - $19.41
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,651 - $48,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,552  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,068  
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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$23,900 - $43,346  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,772
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $19.41  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $28.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,552  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,068  
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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$23,900 - $43,346  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,772
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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
Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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New York
up arrow 7%
Sacramento
up arrow 6%
Tulsa
up arrow 6%
Las Vegas
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Phoenix
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Houston
0%
Rochester
0%
National Average
$32,000
San Antonio
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Atlanta
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Fresno
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Experience Affects Payroll Clerk Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 23%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%
Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%
Accounting
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 1%
National Average
$32,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
PeopleSoft
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Data Entry
up arrow 3%
ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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