Payroll Clerk Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Payroll Clerk, Payroll Clerk

What is the average annual salary for Payroll Clerk?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Payroll Clerk may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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 in the United States.

This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Payroll Clerk in the United States is $38,627 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk in the United Sates are expected to make less than $38,627.

Source: HR Reported data as of August 2014

Median $38,627
  • 10%$30,743
  • 25%$34,500
  • 75%$43,442
  • 90%$47,825

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Job Description for Payroll Clerk

Inputs data from time sheets, production records, or individual time cards to computerized payroll system. Also responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state and local tax payments, and answering employee questions and troubleshooting issues. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent with 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View Payroll Clerk job description

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Categories:  Accounting, Administrative, Support, and Clerical, Entry Level, Financial Services

Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation

Similar Job Titles:  Payroll Clerk, Sr., Payroll Administrator, Payroll Manager, Payroll Supervisor I, Payroll Supervisor II, Payroll Director, Payroll Supervisor III, Credit Clerk, Claims Clerk

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