Entry-Level Payroll Clerk Salary

An Entry-Level Payroll Clerk earns an average wage of $14.84 per hour.

$24,776 - $48,464
$25K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $34,313
10%
50%
90%

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$11.21 - $19.33
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.90
10%
50%
90%

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$0$48K
Salary $24,776 - $48,464
Bonus $199.11 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$24,029 - $42,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.21 - $19.33
Overtime $15.38 - $27.81
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $199.11 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$24,029 - $42,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 655

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Payroll Clerk Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Payroll Clerk Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Payroll Clerk in Toledo:
"Negotiate higher salary to begin."
Have an assistant.

Payroll Clerk in Erie:
"There was no room for advancement."
Be sure you are aware of your duties, and other as assigned.

Payroll Clerk in Los Angeles:
"Pay increases."
I wish I knew that the pay increases we're not based on ability but only on a percentage each year.

Payroll Clerk in South Sioux City:
"Bargaining units."
Wish I could've forseen that my raises and advancements would be governed by a bargaining unit. No chance to advance or increase wage by job performance.

Key Stats for Payroll Clerk

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

ADP Payroll System
▲4%

Accounts Payable
▲1%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲1%

Payroll Administration
▼0%

Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼1%


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Accounts Receivable
▼3%

Quickbooks
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 28%
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