AU$60,759
Avg. Salary
AU$28.54
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Payroll Officer is AU$28.54 per hour.

The average pay for a Payroll Officer is AU$60,759 per year.

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AU$23.20
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MEDIAN AU$28.54
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MEDIAN AU$60,759
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MEDIAN: AU$60,759
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Salary AU$47,940 - AU$74,301
Bonus AU$398 - AU$6,995
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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AU$48,215 - AU$74,574
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 742
Hourly Data AU$0AU$56
Hourly Rate AU$23.20 - AU$35.82
Overtime AU$35.35
Annual Data AU$0AU$74K
Bonus AU$398 - AU$6,995
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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AU$48,215 - AU$74,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 350

Job Description for Payroll Officer

Payroll officers monitor an office's payroll. They are responsible for collecting timesheet information of each employee, calculating the amount to disburse to each employee in the pay period, calculate taxes, send money to accounts, and write checks. Their work setting is usually in an office, and the position is found in a wide variety of businesses. Payroll officers work with people on every level of the business, ranging from the entry level workers to the chief executive officer (CEO). Payroll officers work alongside other accounting clerks as well.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Officer

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 552 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Payroll Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 159 salaries. A Payroll Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 125 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$60,483

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Payroll Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Officer?

Payroll Officer in Melbourne:
"Good."
Pros: Interesting
Cons: Travel

Payroll Officer in Penrith:
"Stand Alone Process, Management reporting, End to End."
Long Hours especially when returning from Leave as your whole job is never completed by a replacment, its much harder working stand alone as taking time off work is very hard, especially sick leave. Im 36 and I have wrist injuries due to the extreme manual processing of my companies Journals and timesheets. Stick to Larger companies with a team environment or automated/semi automated processes, everything I do is exel based and non profit entity wont spend the money to automate these. Its a thankless job, but if someone is missing $1 they will complain, nature of the beast really, and as its all about the employees income they dont care if you have to work 24hours 7 days aweek on your own it must be all correct and on time every time. Can be very frustrating at times.

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Key Stats for Payroll Officer

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Payroll Officer Salaries

▲6%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
AU$60,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Payroll Officer Salaries


▲8%



National Average
AU$60,000





Payroll Administration
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

ADP Payroll System
▼3%


▼15%

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%