Payroll Representative Salary

Payroll Representatives in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.58 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $12.37 per hour and $21.22. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,785 - $57,915
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,342
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50%
90%

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$12.37 - $21.22
(Median)
$12
$17
$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
$31,785 - $57,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$27,003 - $51,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $21.22  
   
Overtime
$16.21 - $33.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$27,003 - $51,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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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Payroll Representatives who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $37K. Payroll Representatives see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Payroll Representative Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 9%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 13%
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