Payroll Representative Salary

The average Payroll Representative in the United States earns approximately $17.41 per hour. Payroll Representatives who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Payroll Representatives is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,208 - $51,064
$31K
$45K
$51K
MEDIAN: $45,005
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50%
90%

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$13.61 - $24.22
$14
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$31,208 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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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$30,466 - $50,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $24.22  
   
Overtime
$20.29 - $39.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$30,466 - $50,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Payroll Representative

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Representative

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $41K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Payroll Representatives bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Key Stats for Payroll Representative

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

ADP Payroll System
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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