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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.07 per hour. Although approximately one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,057 - $52,747
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,282
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$10.82 - $18.66
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$23,057 - $52,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,200  
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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$23,040 - $45,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $18.66  
   
Overtime
$14.44 - $29.41  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,200  
   
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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$23,040 - $45,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


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Though it's uncommon, some Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks move into roles as Payroll Supervisors, where pay is an average $50K per year. Payroll Administrators or Payroll Specialists are common next-step roles for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks moving up in their careers; annual pay for Payroll Administrators is $8K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Payroll Specialists.

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Popular Skills for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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