How much does a Payroll Clerk, Sr. make in the United States? The average Payroll Clerk, Sr. salary in the United States is $52,290 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $47,107 and $58,636. 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, 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 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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