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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

Most Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.76 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$23,493 - $50,957
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,427
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$10.53 - $18.10
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,493 - $50,957  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$22,653 - $43,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $18.10  
   
Overtime
$16.10 - $28.64  
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 - $1,957  
   
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).
)
$22,653 - $43,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
United States (change)

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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While Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks do not often become Payroll Supervisors, the job pays $50K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk often leads to becoming a Payroll Administrator or a Payroll Specialist; median salaries in these positions are $8K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%