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Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salary

The larger portion of Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.03 per hour. The majority of Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,057 - $52,747
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,282
10%
50%
90%

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$10.80 - $18.67
(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
$23,057 - $52,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,200  
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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$23,013 - $45,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.80 - $18.67  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $29.45  
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 - $2,200  
   
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).
)
$23,013 - $45,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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 typically move into roles as Payroll Administrators or Payroll Specialists, and those positions pay $8K more and $6K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk


Payroll or Timekeeping Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Payroll or Timekeeping Clerk Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

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
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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