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Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Payroll Specialist is $16.18 per hour.

$30,197 - $52,646
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,816
10%
50%
90%

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$12.70 - $20.77
(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
$30,197 - $52,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,537  
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $2,624  
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).
)
$28,155 - $49,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 556
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
$12.70 - $20.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.95 - $31.95  
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 - $2,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $2,624  
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).
)
$28,155 - $49,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 810

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Payroll Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Payroll Specialist in Orlando:
"More about payroll websites."
Take a lot of notes and try to network with people in similar positions.

Payroll Specialist in Wilmington:
"Constantly Learn!"
Stay on your toes. Laws are constantly changing especially in the smaller municipalities.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 5%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 3%

ADP
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Accounting
0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 19%
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