The average salary for a Payroll Officer is $41,793 per year.
Payroll Officer Total Pay (?
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$26,080 - $57,262
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MEDIAN: $41,792
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Payroll Officer Total Pay (?
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$12.73 - $24.35
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,080 - $57,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$26,656 - $56,824  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$700$1.4K$2.1K
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $24.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $2,011  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1.4M$2.8M$4.2M
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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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$26,656 - $56,824  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Payroll Officer
Payroll officers monitor an office's payroll. They are responsible for collecting timesheet information of each employee, calculating the amount to disburse to each employee in the pay period, calculate taxes, send money to accounts, and write checks. Their work setting is usually in an office, and the position is found in a wide variety of businesses. Payroll officers work with people on every level of the business, ranging from the entry level workers to the chief executive officer (CEO). Payroll officers work alongside other accounting clerks as well.
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Payroll Officer Tasks
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
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Experience Affects Payroll Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll Officer Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$41,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 19%
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