Median pay for Payroll Representatives in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $17.12 per hour. Most receive medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Payroll Representatives are female. Job satisfaction for Payroll Representatives is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,146 - $51,324
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$51K
MEDIAN: $44,547
10%
50%
90%

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$13.01 - $23.58
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$35,146 - $51,324  
   
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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$29,233 - $50,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $23.58  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $44.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$29,233 - $50,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Payroll Representatives bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

ADP Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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