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To become a payroll clerk, the first thing you need is a high school diploma or GED. You should also have an attention to detail and organizational skills. Training as a payroll clerk may give you an advantage when you’re entering the field. Here’s how Ashworth’s Payroll Clerk Career Diploma program can help you prepare for work.
Payroll clerks are responsible for collecting timekeeping information, noting deductions into payroll, and issuing paychecks to employees. Payroll clerks are valued employees, and large and small businesses alike look for trained, detail-oriented individuals to fill this role. In Ashworth’s Payroll Clerks Career Diploma program, you’ll learn time tracking, wage taxes, and more. You’ll complete lessons such as
Our Payroll Clerk Career Diploma program also includes the cost of the National Bookkeepers Association Payroll Certification Exam,* practice test, and your official certificate.
Ashworth’s self-paced program can help you earn your career diploma in as little as four months. Choosing to become certified may give you an advantage when entering the job field. You must be self-motivated and work well with deadlines. Other qualities of a payroll clerk include
In 2021, payroll clerks earned a median salary of $45,560 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lessons you learn may help you gain experience as a payroll clerk. After completing the payroll clerk program you should be able to properly classify workers, track employee time and differentiate between types of compensation, and understand the payroll outsourcing process.
Start preparing for work you enjoy with Ashworth. To start your journey towards becoming a payroll clerk, call an Admissions Advisor at or enroll online today.
*Certification Exam Requirements: Certification exam prerequisites vary. Please check with NBA for their requirements.