The average salary for an Entry-Level Payroll Officer is AU$54,491 per year.

AU$43,559 - AU$68,215
AU$44K
AU$55K
AU$68K
MEDIAN: AU$54,602
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.22 - AU$32.41
AU$21
AU$26
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.67
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$68K
Salary AU$43,559 - AU$68,215
Bonus AU$388 - AU$4,146
Commission AU$1,350
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$43,695 - AU$68,434
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 413
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$21.22 - AU$32.41
Overtime AU$35.35
Annual Data AU$0AU$68K
Bonus AU$388 - AU$4,146
Commission AU$1,350
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$43,695 - AU$68,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 144

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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Payroll Officer Tasks

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

Payroll Officer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,328

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

Payroll Officer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Payroll Officer

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Payroll Officer Salaries

▲8%







Payroll Administration
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
AU$54,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%


▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%