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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk is $14.77 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary (?
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$23,862 - $51,712
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,949
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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary (?
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$10.34 - $18.13
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,862 - $51,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,538  
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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$22,498 - $42,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $18.13  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $28.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,538  
   
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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$22,498 - $42,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$32,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%