Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Payroll Clerk make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$62,452 / yrTotal Pay
$36,887 / yrBase Pay
$25,565 / yrAdditional Pay

$62,452

 / yr
$30K$533K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Payroll Clerk is $62,452 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $36,887 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $25,565 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Payroll Clerk?

Some related job titles are Accounts Payable Salaries with median pay of $82,098, Accounts Payable Clerk Salaries with median pay of $72,031, Payroll Administrator Salaries with median pay of $75,904, Payroll Manager Salaries with median pay of $87,563.

What are total pay estimates for a Payroll Clerk at different companies?

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Costco Wholesale
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Payroll ClerkSee 16 salaries from all locations662 open jobs

$3,317

 / mo

$3,600

 / mo

$3,702

 / mo

$3,601

 / mo

$3,315

 / mo

$38,972

 / yr

$36,885

 / yr

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$3,119

 / mo

$40,098

 / yr

$3,356

 / mo

$3,333

 / mo

$43,049

 / yr

$37,396

 / yr

$3,360

 / mo

$3,392

 / mo

$3,644

 / mo

$40,959

 / yr

$3,520

 / mo

$3,301

 / mo

$3,248

 / mo
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What is the pay outlook for Human Resources?

Human resources (HR) jobs are an essential part of many businesses and tend to grow at a similar rate as the overall labor market. As the labor market strengthens and businesses increase hiring, more recruiters and HR specialists are needed. Many HR jobs lend themselves well to remote work, which will become more common in the coming years. Smaller companies are expected to continue to shift many HR functions to agencies, rather than rely on in-house specialists, providing opportunities for employees to diversify their work. Data and technology will play an increasingly important role in HR, so digital and quantitative skills can help candidates stand out.

Recent payroll clerk Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Payroll

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$65,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$75,000

/yr

$65K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Payroll Administrator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$24

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Payroll Analyst

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$83,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Payroll Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$24

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Payroll Clerk

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$40,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Payroll Clerk pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Payroll Clerk is $36,887 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Payroll Clerk salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 632 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Payroll Clerk employees.

The highest salary for a Payroll Clerk in United States is $48,010 per year.

The lowest salary for a Payroll Clerk in United States is $28,342 per year.

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