Payroll Representative Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Payroll Representatives in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.36 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.49 per hour and $21.43. Most have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$31,850 - $56,835
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,380
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90%

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$12.49 - $21.43
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,850 - $56,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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 - $50,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $21.43  
   
Overtime
$16.43 - $33.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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).
)
$27,152 - $50,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Representative

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $37K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Payroll Representatives make a median salary of $43K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $41K.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 11%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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