Payroll Clerk Salary in the United States

How much does a Payroll Clerk make in the United States? The average Payroll Clerk salary in the United States is $44,090 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $39,104 and $49,754. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Payroll Clerk prepares the monthly payroll information by entering payroll data to payroll system. Responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state, and local tax payments. Being a Payroll Clerk answers questions and requirements about payroll information. May maintain records on vacation, sick leave, etc. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Payroll Clerk typically reports to a Supervisor or a Manager. The Payroll Clerk 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. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Payroll Clerk

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Payroll Clerk, Sr.

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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