Payroll Clerk Salary

A Payroll Clerk earns an average wage of $15.15 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.

$26,018 - $49,501
(Median)
$26K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,616
10%
50%
90%

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$11.37 - $20.02
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,018 - $49,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $5,034  
Commission
$450.00  
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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$24,341 - $45,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.37 - $20.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.68 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,951  
   
Commission
$450.00  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $5,034  
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).
)
$24,341 - $45,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,687
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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

National Average: $33,016

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Experience Affects Payroll Clerk Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 13%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 3%

Tax Preparation
up arrow 3%


ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 7%

Payroll
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 384 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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