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Become A Payroll Specialist

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Working As A Payroll Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Performing Administrative Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $51,830

    Average Salary

What Does A Payroll Specialist Do

A Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing and managing the company’s payroll. They perform daily payroll department operations, reconcile payroll prior to transmission, and administer statements of payment to personnel either electronically or on paper.

How To Become A Payroll Specialist

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most financial clerk jobs. These workers usually learn their duties through on-the-job training.


Financial clerks typically need a high school diploma or equivalent to enter the occupation. Employers of brokerage clerks may prefer candidates who have taken some college courses in business or economics and, in some cases, require a 2- or 4-year college degree.


Most financial clerks learn how to do their job duties through on-the-job training. Some formal technical training also may be necessary; for example, gaming cage workers may need training in specific gaming regulations and procedures.


Financial clerks can advance to related occupations in finance. For example, a loan interviewer or clerk can become a loan officer, and a brokerage clerk can become a securities, commodities, or financial services sales agent, after obtaining the required education and license.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Financial clerks should have good communication skills so that they can explain policies and procedures to colleagues and customers.

Math skills. The job duties of financial clerks, including calculating charges and checking credit scores, require basic math skills.

Organizational skills. Strong organizational skills are important for financial clerks because they must be able to find files quickly and efficiently.

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Payroll Specialist Career Paths

Payroll Specialist
Accountant Senior Accountant
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Specialist Staff Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Assistant Vice President Business Manager
Business Director
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Recruiter Operations Manager
Business Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Payroll Supervisor Office Manager Business Office Manager
Business Office Director
8 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Benefit Specialist Billing Specialist
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Accountant Accounting Coordinator Account Associate
Client Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Phlebotomist Collections Specialist
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accountant Accounting Manager Controller
Corporate Controller
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Manager Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Payroll Manager Human Resources Coordinator Business Analyst
Finance Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Payroll Analyst Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Payroll Manager Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Specialist Machine Operator
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Human Resources Coordinator Specialist
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Finance Analyst Accounting Manager
Payroll Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Payroll/Human Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Accounting Manager
Plant Controller
10 Yearsyrs
Payroll Supervisor Payroll Manager Human Resources Manager
Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Payroll Specialist Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • French

  • Russian

  • German

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Urdu

  • Gujarati

  • Korean

  • Carrier

  • Tagalog

  • Sami

  • Indonesian

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Real Payroll Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Payroll Specialist Osram Sylvania Inc. Danvers, MA Jul 08, 2013 $120,000
Payroll Specialist Adesa, Inc. Carmel, IN Aug 11, 2013 $57,100
Payroll Specialist Tax Wise Financial Services Manassas Park, VA Apr 01, 2011 $48,963
Payroll Specialist Tax Wise Financial Services Inc. Manassas Park, VA Oct 01, 2011 $48,963
Payroll Specialist Host Healthcare, Inc. San Diego, CA Jan 02, 2015 $43,827
Payroll Specialist HSS Group, Inc. Marietta, GA Feb 27, 2009 $40,000
Payroll Specialist John C Cuevas, Inc. P.S Seattle, WA Feb 01, 2012 $39,000
Payroll Specialist Dynalectric Company Dulles Town Center, VA Sep 20, 2013 $38,000

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Top Skills for A Payroll Specialist


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Top Payroll Specialist Skills

  1. ADP Workforce
  2. Payroll Processing System
  3. Multi-State Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Support customer base and process payroll for approximately 1,000 employees using ADP Workforce Now.
  • Maintained knowledge of the payroll processing system and changes in wage and tax laws to develop a trusted relationship with clients.
  • Process multi-state payroll utilizing ADP PCPW version 4.5 biweekly (500 employees).
  • Perform specialized payroll functions such as customer service, auditing functions for data entry and accuracy for process improvements.
  • Implemented payroll and billing system conversion through intensive testing and detailed auditing.

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