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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 $16.51 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.60 per hour, and the top verges on $20.54. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. For the most part, Payroll Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,428 - $57,576
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,080
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90%

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$12.60 - $20.54
(Median)
$13
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,428 - $57,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$27,461 - $51,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $20.54  
   
Overtime
$16.32 - $33.11  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
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).
)
$27,461 - $51,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $35K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. On average, Payroll Representatives make $43K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Payroll Representatives with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $41K.

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Experience Affects Payroll Representative Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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 13 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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