$37,721
Avg. Salary
$15.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,012

Bonus

$1,952

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Payroll Clerk is $15.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Payroll Clerk is $37,721 per year.

10%
$11.89
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$15.78
50%
$20.97
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MEDIAN $15.78
10%
$27k
10%
$38k
50%
$51k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $37,721
$27,168 - $50,651
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$51K
MEDIAN: $37,721
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$0$50K
Salary $27,168 - $50,651
Bonus $200 - $4,734
Profit Sharing $487 - $7,096
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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$25,268 - $46,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 545
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.89 - $20.97
Hourly Tips $1.08
Overtime $16.64 - $31.68
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $200 - $4,734
Profit Sharing $487 - $7,096
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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$25,268 - $46,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,040

Job Description for Payroll Clerk

Payroll clerks typically work within the accounting or human resources (HR) departments of organizations to ensure that employees are paid accurately and on-time. Small companies may require payroll clerks to collect and organize time cards, and they must then enter information related to employees' hours worked and pay periods into their company's computer.

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Payroll Clerk Pay By Employer

$0$37K

HCR ManorCare
11 profiles
$31,871

Common Career Paths for Payroll Clerk


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Payroll Clerk Job Listings

Popular Skills for Payroll Clerk

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 824 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 386 salaries. An experienced Payroll Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 355 salaries. A Payroll Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 150 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,433

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

Payroll Clerk Reviews

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

Payroll Clerk in Winchester:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Work for home. Flexible hours.
Cons: Stressful deadlines.

Payroll Clerk in Detroit:
"Focused."
Pros: Keeps my concentration level high.
Cons: Correcting other people's mistakes.

Payroll Clerk in west springfield, ma:
"Great job."
Pros: Meeting new employees, actively involved, accurate payroll.
Cons: I did not get to use any of my accrued vacation time due to not having a backup person trained for payroll. The company has a use it or lose it policy, and I lost it, along with paid sick time, before July 2015. Alongside this issue, poor organization featuring in a toxic atmosphere/stress conditions were negative factors.

Payroll Clerk in Paso Robles:
"Good people to work with and we all are very busy."
Pros: Learning new skills. Staying on task.
Cons: Returning time sheets back to the men in the field to collect signatures. Sometimes we must wait three days or more to have the time sheet returned and entered into the P/R files.

Payroll Clerk in Denver:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Helping fellow employees.
Cons: High Stress at deadline time.

Payroll Clerk in South Sioux City:
"Bargaining units."
Wish I could've forseen that my raises and advancements would be governed by a bargaining unit. No chance to advance or increase wage by job performance.

Payroll Clerk in Baton Rouge:
Pros: Coworkers.
Cons: Pay, job growth.

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Key Stats for Payroll Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 488 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Payroll Clerk Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Payroll Clerk Salaries



National Average
$34,000


▼2%

Accounts Payable
▼3%


▼5%



▼6%


Human Resources
▼7%

Tax Preparation
▼7%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▼11%

Payroll
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 488 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%