Payroll Clerk Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$35,000
$28,000
Min 10%
$35,000
Median 50%
$43,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
TriZetto Healthcare Products
Highest Paying City
Sacramento, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a payroll clerk make?
The national average salary for a Payroll Clerk in the U.S. is $35,428 annually or $17.03 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $43,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Payroll Clerks are Professional companies and Health Care companies. Some of the states with the best Payroll Clerk salaries are Alaska, Washington, Maine, California, and Nevada. The typical tenure for a Payroll Clerk is 3.3 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Clerk
$28,804

Average Payroll Clerk Salary By Location

As a Payroll Clerk in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $35,428 per year or $17.03 per hour. Sacramento, CA reports the highest annual salary for Payroll Clerks at 43,536. The average starting salary in Sacramento, CA for Payroll Clerks is $33,000. Some of the states with the best Payroll Clerk salaries are Alaska, Washington, Maine, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Alabama, Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, and Georgia have the lowest reported salaries for Payroll Clerks.

Map of Payroll Clerk Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Payroll Clerks earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Payroll Clerk Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Payroll Clerk makes. Professional companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Payroll Clerks. Payroll Clerks at TriZetto Healthcare Products and Publix report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like United States Cold Storage and HCR ManorCare report highly competitive salaries for Payroll Clerks.

Average Payroll Clerk Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Payroll Clerk works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Construction companies, Professional companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Payroll Clerks. Construction companies pay Payroll Clerks an average salary of $36,102, Professional companies pay $35,901, and Retail companys come in at $35,618. The types of companies that pay Payroll Clerks the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $34,749.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$36,102
$36k
Professional
Professional
$35,901
$36k
Retail
Retail
$35,618
$36k
Transportation
Transportation
$35,516
$36k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,409
$35k
Health Care
Health Care
$35,088
$35k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$34,749
$35k

Payroll Clerk Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Payroll Clerk Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Payroll Clerk can range from $29,936 to $39,816 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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