Payroll Technician Salary

Most Payroll Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $17.74 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Payroll Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,113 - $56,954
$32K
$45K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,868
10%
50%
90%

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$11.86 - $23.26
$12
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.72
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50%
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$0$56K
Salary $32,113 - $56,954
Bonus $900
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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$27,865 - $54,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.86 - $23.26
Overtime $15.26 - $40.47
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $900
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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$27,865 - $54,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

Job Description for Payroll Technician

A payroll technician administers process payments for employees of a company. The payroll technician will work under supervision, but must also be able to carry out tasks independently. He/she must make sure that employee wages are processed in a timely manner, so the ability to adhere to time constraints is essential. Different employees may have different payment schedules, so the technician should be aware of this and also verify forms, such as timesheets, which have been submitted by various departments to process payment. Such forms must be audited and corrected in order to administer the correct pay to employees.

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Payroll Technician Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Payroll Technician


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Payroll Technicians' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Payroll Specialist. Median pay for Payroll Specialists is $39K.

Payroll Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Technician

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Payroll Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 32 salaries. A Payroll Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries.

Payroll Technician Reviews

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

Payroll Technician in Spartanburg:
Pros: Dealing with the drivers.
Cons: Training is poor. Lack of communication.

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Key Stats for Payroll Technician

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Payroll Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%