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Payroll Representative Salary

Most Payroll Representatives in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.51 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.72 per hour and $20.76. Most Payroll Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,785 - $57,458
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,089
10%
50%
90%

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$12.72 - $20.76
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,785 - $57,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
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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$28,054 - $50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $20.76  
   
Overtime
$18.30 - $32.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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).
)
$28,054 - $50,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Payroll Representative

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

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Payroll Representatives report a narrow range of specific skills. Payroll Administration and ADP Payroll System are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Representative

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $35K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $37K on average. For Payroll Representatives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $40K on average.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 15%