Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.15 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Although more than half have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Female Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,653 - $50,569
$47K
MEDIAN: $47,453
50%

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$11.88 - $21.93
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.15
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$47,453  
   
Bonus
$1,950  
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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$25,122 - $53,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,950  
   
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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$25,122 - $53,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Common Career Paths for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


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While Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks do not often become Payroll Managers, the job pays $56K per year on average. 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 $5K higher, respectively.

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Key Stats for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$34,000

▼5%

Experienced
▼6%

Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Excel
▲13%

National Average
$34,000


Microsoft Word
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 25%
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