How much does a Payroll Clerk, Sr. make in the United States? The average Payroll Clerk, Sr. salary in the United States is $53,437 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $48,142 and $59,923. 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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Job Description for Payroll Clerk, Sr.

Payroll Clerk, Sr. prepares the monthly payroll information by entering payroll data to payroll system. Reviews changes to base salary, tax, etc. ensuring accuracy of payroll system. Being a Payroll Clerk, Sr. is responsible for balancing payroll runs, producing federal, state, and local tax payments, and answering employee questions/troubleshooting issues. May provide support of governmental reporting. Additionally, Payroll Clerk, Sr. typically requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a Manager. The Payroll Clerk, Sr. gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Payroll Clerk, Sr. typically requires 1-3 years of related experience or may have 0 years of experience plus an associates degree, or additional training, or certification. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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