Payroll Clerk

Also known as Pay Clerk, Payroll Officer.
Prepares payroll and related records for employee salaries and statutory record-keeping purposes.
Training time 6 months
Average pay $56,858
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 9,600

What does a Payroll Clerk do?

  • creating files for new employees to record payroll data
  • maintaining and updating files for existing employees to record information such as employee contact details, leave taken, overtime, promotions, transfers, tax deductions, health insurance payments and superannuation
  • preparing payroll data from time sheets and other payroll and personnel records
  • processing payment of wages and salaries
  • issuing and recording adjustments to employees' pay
  • interpreting industrial awards
  • providing information to employees and managers about payroll matters such as tax issues, benefits and deductions
  • finalising files and arrangements when employees retire, resign or transfer

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Diploma of Payroll Services