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Payroll Representative Salary

Payroll Representatives in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.63 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.99 per hour to $20.90. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$30,880 - $57,337
(Median)
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57K
MEDIAN: $40,462
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$12.99 - $20.90
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,880 - $57,337  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
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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$28,661 - $50,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$16.70 - $32.76  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
   
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).
)
$28,661 - $50,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
United States (change)

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.


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 $36K. Payroll Representatives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $41K 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 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 8%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

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
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%