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Average Payroll Clerk Hourly Pay

$16.58
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,022
Bonus
$1,977
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The average hourly pay for a Payroll Clerk is $16.58.
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$12.38
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$16.58
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$22.11
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$205 - $4,836
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,047
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$26,544 - $48,940
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What Do Payroll Clerks Do?

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Clerk

3.8 out of 5
(393)
Highly Satisfied
34Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll Clerk

The top respondents for the job title Payroll Clerk are from the companies HCR ManorCare, United Hospital Systems and United Hospital Systems. Reported salaries are highest at United Hospital Systems where the average pay is $19.89. HCR ManorCare pays the lowest at around $16.30.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Clerks?

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 Office, Microsoft Excel and Data Entry.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Clerks?

An entry-level Payroll Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.01 based on 123 salaries. An early career Payroll Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.93 based on 837 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.15 based on 348 salaries. An experienced Payroll Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 425 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Payroll Clerk in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,949 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.3%
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
11.1%