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 $14.81 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,535 - $51,064
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,793
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50%
90%

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$10.39 - $19.13
(Median)
$10
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,535 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
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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$22,227 - $45,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.39 - $19.13  
   
Overtime
$15.70 - $29.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
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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$22,227 - $45,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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 $51K per year. Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks typically move into roles as Payroll Administrators or Payroll Specialists, and those positions pay $8K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Survey results show that Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks typically report just a few 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word. Aptitude in Microsoft Excel tends to also indicate an understanding of Microsoft Office.

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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