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Payroll Technician Salary

Payroll Technicians in the United States take home an average $16.83 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.10 per hour and $24.35. The majority of Payroll Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Payroll Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,499 - $50,336
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MEDIAN: $38,824
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$12.10 - $24.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,499 - $50,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
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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$26,477 - $51,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $24.35  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $36.90  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,009  
   
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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$26,477 - $51,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Payroll Technician

A payroll technician administers process payments for employees of a company. The payroll technician will work under supervision, but must also be able to carry out tasks independently. He/she must make sure that employee wages are processed in a timely manner, so the ability to adhere to time constraints is essential. Different employees may have different payment schedules, so the technician should be aware of this and also verify forms, such as timesheets, which have been submitted by various departments to process payment. Such forms must be audited and corrected in order to administer the correct pay to employees.

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Payroll Technician Tasks

  • 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Payroll Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $33K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. For Payroll Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $44K.

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Experience Affects Payroll Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%