Most Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.60 per hour. Most Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,676 - $49,666
$46K
MEDIAN: $46,332
50%

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$12.42 - $23.08
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$46,333  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,459 - $53,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $23.08  
   
Overtime
$28.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Total Pay (?
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$26,459 - $53,330  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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 some Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks move into positions like Payroll Manager (where the average salary is $56K), this progression is not the norm. It is quite typical for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks to transition into roles as Payroll Administrators or Payroll Specialists, where reported median earnings are $7K and $5K higher per year.

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Key Stats for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$34,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

National Average
$34,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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