The average salary for a Payroll Officer is $48,071 per year.

$35,670 - $57,598
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $48,070
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$9.95 - $25.05
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,670 - $57,598  
   
Bonus
$3,025  
Total Pay (?
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$27,950 - $57,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $25.05  
   
Overtime
$0.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$3,025  
   
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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$27,950 - $57,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

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Payroll Officer Advice

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

Payroll Officer in Jackson:
"Unappreciated/stressed."
Make sure your position has a backup individual. When you're ready to take a vacation, if you're sick or a loved one passes will you be able to take off if a payroll is due or will you be required to work. Do you have to live your life around your job? I've had no backup for 13 years and I'm at work after hours and during holidays when my bosses are at home with their families. I have 3 weeks of vacation time but I've been able to take a whole week 6 times in 13 years. Family members have passed and I've not been able to take off because a payroll is due. Ask if deadlines for payroll processing is enforced. I'm constantly having to process exception payrolls due to late paperwork. I am the payroll department and I do half of my supervisor's job. The job is stressful because I understand I'm dealing with an individual's wages. It's how they take take of themselves and their family. If you don't love what you do, you won't last in this job.

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Key Stats for Payroll Officer

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Payroll Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll Officer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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