Q:

How much does a payroll clerk make?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), payroll and timekeeping clerks earned an average salary of $39,850 per year as of May 2013. This breaks down to $19.16 per hour.

Know More
How much does a payroll clerk make?
Credit: 401(K) 2012 CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

Payroll clerks collect and record employee payroll data. They typically are responsible for computing time worked, production and commission. They may also compute wages and deductions and prepare employee paychecks.

The BLS states that the top paying industries for payroll clerks as of May 2013 were entertainment agents, the postal service, support activities for water transportation, oil and gas extraction and other information services. The highest paying states for this occupation were the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Alaska, Connecticut and California.

Learn more about Career Aspirations
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a teacher's average annual salary?

    A:

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a teacher’s average annual salary ranges from roughly $53,000 to $55,000, as of May 2013. PayScale.com lists a lower average salary range of approximately $42,000 to $48,000 for teachers as of November 2014.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much money do car painters make?

    A:

    The average salary of a car painter is around $32,850 per year or $15.79 per hour based on information gathered in May 2012 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary estimation includes painting and coating workers in a wide range of fields including car painters, jewelry painters and ceramic painters.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the salary for a biochemistry career?

    A:

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the average salary for biochemists and biophysicists was $91,640 as of May 2013. The BLS often lumps closely related jobs in its data. At the top end, 10 percent made at or above $147,780 annually. Another 10 percent made at or below $42,660.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the average salary of a certified nurse's aide?

    A:

    The average salary for a certified nurse's aide, also known as a nurse's assistant, was $26,250 per year as of May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Among the largest employment sectors, general medical and surgical hospitals paid the most, an average of $28,430 per year.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore