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Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Payroll Specialist is $16.22 per hour.

$30,123 - $52,321
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,692
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90%

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$12.67 - $20.83
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$30,123 - $52,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,734  
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $2,676  
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).
)
$28,143 - $49,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 546
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $20.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.77 - $32.31  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,734  
   
Profit Sharing
$123.65 - $2,676  
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).
)
$28,143 - $49,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 787

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

ADP Time and Attendance System
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 4%

ADP
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounts Payable
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Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 1%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Data Processing
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%