Payroll Representative Salary

Payroll Representatives in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.48 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.42 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $21.13. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,215 - $57,691
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $40,953
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90%

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$12.42 - $21.13
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,215 - $57,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$27,152 - $50,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $21.13  
   
Overtime
$16.32 - $33.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
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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$27,152 - $50,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Payroll Representatives who took the survey. 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. Payroll Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $40K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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