How much does a Payroll Clerk make in Chicago, IL? The average Payroll Clerk salary in Chicago, IL is $48,243 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $42,786 and $54,441. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Payroll Clerk prepares the monthly payroll information by entering payroll data to payroll system. Responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state, and local tax payments. Being a Payroll Clerk answers questions and requirements about payroll information. May maintain records on vacation, sick leave, etc. Typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Payroll Clerk typically reports to a Supervisor or a Manager. The Payroll Clerk possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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