Entry-Level Payroll Clerk Salary

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

$25,174 - $47,149
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,732
10%
50%
90%

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$11.30 - $18.98
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.92
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,174 - $47,149  
   
Bonus
$196.78 - $3,878  
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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$24,201 - $42,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $18.98  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $27.55  
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
$196.78 - $3,878  
   
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).
)
$24,201 - $42,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 668

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National Average: $32,155

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Key Stats for Payroll Clerk

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries

ADP Payroll System
▲4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲1%

Payroll Administration
▼0%

Accounts Payable
▼0%

Accounting
▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼2%


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Accounts Receivable
▼3%

Quickbooks
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 28%
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