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 $14.99 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,846 - $53,680
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$54K
MEDIAN: $34,933
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$10.83 - $18.55
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,846 - $53,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$22,933 - $44,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $29.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$22,933 - $44,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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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While not commonly seen, Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks who transition into a Payroll Supervisor position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Payroll Supervisors is $50K per year. A common career progression for a Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk is to become a Payroll Administrator or a Payroll Specialist. Compared to Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks, the first group earns $8K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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Popular Skills for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


Job skills reported by Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks are limited. 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. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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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
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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