Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

Most Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.15 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$22,685 - $53,849

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$10.95 - $18.64

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,685 - $53,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,095  
Total Pay (?
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$23,134 - $45,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$15.84 - $29.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,095  
   
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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$23,134 - $45,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks do not often transition into Payroll Supervisor roles. The role averages $50K per year. Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Payroll Administrators or Payroll Specialists. The median paychecks in those roles are $7K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$33,000

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
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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