Payroll Clerk

Payroll Clerk

As a Payroll Clerk, your role will be primarily focused on payroll processing, tax calculations, and the payment of the employees within your company.

There may also be elements of accounts payable and light bookkeeping responsibilities in your duties as a Payroll Clerk. The average salary of a Payroll Clerk is $49,167 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $49,167
salary range
$43,968
$49,167
$54,366
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
-1% by 2020
-1%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Payroll Clerk are:
NSW
NSW 29.5%
VIC
VIC 26.6%
QLD
QLD 21.4%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Payroll Clerk are:
  • Aptitude for working with numbers
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer skills
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Prepare for your start in the accounting sector as a Payroll Clerk with one of these nationally recognised courses.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Broaden your career options in the accounting world with a diploma, advanced diploma or bachelor degree. With the courses below, you'll be able to explores roles such as Senior Financial Clerk or Financial Accountant.