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Payroll Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Payroll Technician is $16.65 per hour.
Payroll Technician Salary (?
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$27,231 - $50,545
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,305
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Payroll Technician Salary (?
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$11.84 - $24.36
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,231 - $50,545  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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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$26,025 - $51,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$15.09 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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).
)
$26,025 - $51,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Payroll Technician

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Technician

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Experience Affects Payroll Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$37,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%