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Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Payroll Specialist is $16.06 per hour.
Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary (?
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$29,781 - $51,065
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,398
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Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary (?
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$12.48 - $20.62
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$29,781 - $51,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $2,564  
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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$27,710 - $48,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 534
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $20.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.10 - $31.58  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$194.89 - $2,564  
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).
)
$27,710 - $48,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Seattle
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New York
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Chicago
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Austin
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Minneapolis
up arrow 12%
Alpharetta
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
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San Diego
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Portland
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Houston
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National Average
$37,000
Tampa
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San Antonio
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St. Louis
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP Payroll System
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Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 6%
ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 5%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%
ADP
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Accounts Payable
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounting
0%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$37,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Data Processing
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Quickbooks
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%