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Payroll Clerk Salary

$48,521 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$907

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Payroll Clerk is $48,521 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Payroll Clerk is between $35,886 and $59,086. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Payroll Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Compiles payroll data, such as hours worked, sales or piecework, taxes, insurance, union dues to be withheld, and employee identification number from time sheets and other records; and ensures employees are paid accurately and on time.
  • Checks time-worked inputs for calculating, coding, or other errors and makes applicable changes.
  • Understands Federal, State, and local wage and hour policies and employment tax laws; and performs action necessary to determine pay and deductions including Federal and State taxes, insurance, retirement, union dues, savings, and other deductions.
  • Monitors computer reports alerting appropriate personnel to problems or errors.
Payroll Clerk Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Job family population: 152,990

Estimated population of Payroll Clerk jobs: 34,144

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,250
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City...

Payroll Clerk Job Listings for United States

Payroll Clerk
Jul 20
Muncie, IN, USA
Staffmark
We have a current opening for a Payroll Clerk in Muncie, IN. You'll enjoy working for a well-established, family owned business with a friendly atmosphere. This position is an excellent opportunity ...
Payroll Clerk - LA
Jul 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
MediQuest Staffing
Monday - Friday / 9:00am - 2:00pm Our client is looking for a Payroll Clerk to join their team. Candidate must have proven experience working as a Payroll Clerk. Contact Stacy at MediQuest Staffing ...
Payroll Clerk
Jul 19
Houston, TX, USA
CORESTAFF Services
Are you a Payroll Clerk seeking employment? Large downtown company seeking a long term contractor paying up to $17.50 an hour. Summary: Coordinates and facilitates all functions related to all ...
Payroll Clerk
Jul 19
San Gabriel, CA, USA
Golden State Health Centers, Inc
Golden State Health Centers is searching for a motivated & talented payroll clerk. Job Description: Gather time clock data Follow up & enter missed punches Process New Hires Enter paydata Run Payroll ...
Payroll Clerk
Jul 19
Allentown, PA, USA
TBL, Inc.
Due to our continuing growth, we are currently seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Payroll Clerk for the following responsibilities: * Retrieve payroll data from client * Enter payroll data into ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Payroll Clerk is $48,521 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Payroll Clerk is between $35,886 and $59,086. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Payroll Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Payroll Clerk Job Listings for United States

Payroll Clerk
Jul 20
Muncie, IN, USA
Staffmark
We have a current opening for a Payroll Clerk in Muncie, IN. You'll enjoy working for a well-established, family owned business with a friendly atmosphere. This position is an excellent opportunity ...
Payroll Clerk - LA
Jul 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
MediQuest Staffing
Monday - Friday / 9:00am - 2:00pm Our client is looking for a Payroll Clerk to join their team. Candidate must have proven experience working as a Payroll Clerk. Contact Stacy at MediQuest Staffing ...
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