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Payroll Officer Salary

The average salary for a Payroll Officer is $42,583 per year.
$25,853 - $60,139
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $42,582
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50%
90%

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$12.65 - $22.64
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,853 - $60,139  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
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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$26,062 - $58,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$700$1.4K$2.1K
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $22.64  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $2,041  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1.4M$2.8M$4.2M
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
   
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).
)
$26,062 - $58,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Payroll Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Payroll Officer Salaries

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%