How much does a Payroll Clerk make? The median annual Payroll Clerk salary is $41,105, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $36,454-$46,392, 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 in the United States.
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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 $41,105, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk in the United States are expected to make less than $41,105.
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 that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Payroll Clerk 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. Responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state, and local tax payments. Answers questions and requirements about payroll information. May maintain records on vacation, sick leave, etc. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a Supervisor or a Manager. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. View full job description