Payroll Representative Salary

Most Payroll Representatives in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.62 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.39 per hour on the lower end to $21.59 on the higher end. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Payroll Representatives is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,785 - $57,915

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$12.39 - $21.59

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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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$27,040 - $51,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $21.59  
   
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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$27,040 - $51,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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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Survey takers who work as Payroll Representatives typically report just a few professional 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 $37K on average. Payroll Representatives see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Payroll Representatives report making only $41K on average.

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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 8%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

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: 70% employee benefits None: 13%
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