Average Payroll Assistant Hourly Pay

$15.89
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$650
Bonus
$784
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The average hourly pay for a Payroll Assistant is $15.89.
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$11.49
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$15.89
90%
$22.04
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$11 - $22
Bonus
$97 - $4,085
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$0 - $784
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What Do Payroll Assistants Do?

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Assistant

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Assistants?

Skills in Payroll Administration and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Data Entry and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Assistants?

An entry-level Payroll Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.79 based on 58 salaries. An early career Payroll Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 282 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.36 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Payroll Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.73 based on 67 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Payroll Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 63.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (13.3% more) and New York, New York (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Livonia, Michigan (26.1% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 528 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.0%
Early Career
53.4%
Mid Career
15.5%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
7.4%