Entry-Level Payroll Specialist Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Payroll Specialist is $16.19 per hour.

$30,113 - $53,094
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,023
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$12.73 - $20.88
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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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
$30,113 - $53,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,620  
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $4,894  
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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$28,201 - $49,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 576
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
$12.73 - $20.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$18.79 - $32.34  
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 - $2,620  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.55 - $4,894  
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).
)
$28,201 - $49,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 832
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Payroll Specialist Advice

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

Payroll Specialist in Philadelphia:
"Questions I should Have Asked."
Always ask if there is room for advancement; if your direct manager has an payroll background; if having the CPP certification is required; what training opportunities are available; is there freedom for process improvements. I want to turn this position into my dream job.

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
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ADP
up arrow 4%

Benefits & Compensation
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounting
0%

Payroll Tax Compliance
0%

Accounts Payable
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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Accounts Receivable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%
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