Payroll Clerk I Salary in the United States

How much does a Payroll Clerk I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Payroll Clerk I in the United States is $22 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $20 and $25. Hourly rate 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

Prepares and processes payroll and associated information. Collates and verifies data and inputs into the payroll system. Updates payroll records and processes routine changes to employee records. Performs basic reconciliation and auditing processes during each pay cycle. Responds to pay-related inquiries from staff. Researches and resolves errors or omissions. May prepare and submit reports and forms required by IRS or other regulatory bodies. Follows all processing procedures, adheres to policies, and maintains confidentiality. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Payroll Clerk I

    0 - 1 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

  2. Up a level:

    Payroll Clerk II

    1 - 3 years experience
    High School Diploma or Tech Certificate

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