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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.09 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one in five claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,125 - $52,371
(Median)
$23K
$35K
$52K
MEDIAN: $34,592
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90%

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$10.65 - $18.56
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
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
$23,125 - $52,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,185  
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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$22,735 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$15.19 - $29.30  
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 - $2,185  
   
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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$22,735 - $44,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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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There are some Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Payroll Supervisors, where earnings are an average $50K annually. 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


Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks typically list a handful of skills 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
0%

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
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%