How much does a Payroll Clerk, Sr. make? The median annual Payroll Clerk, Sr. salary is $49,138, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $44,268-$55,101, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Payroll Clerk, Sr. in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk, Sr. in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Payroll Clerk, Sr. in the United States is $49,138, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk, Sr. in the United States are expected to make less than $49,138.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk, Sr. that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk, Sr. are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Prepares the monthly payroll information by entering payroll data to payroll system. Reviews changes to base salary, tax, etc. ensuring accuracy of payroll system. Responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state, and local tax payments, and answering employee questions/troubleshooting issues. May provide support of governmental reporting. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a Manager. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. Typically requires 1-3 years of related experience or may have 0 years of experience plus an associates degree, or additional training, or certification. View full job description