Book-keeper, Payroll Manager or Wages Clerk
- Calculates costs and overheads and prepares analyses for management.
- Compiles schedules and distributes or arranges distribution of wages and salaries.
- Processes holiday, sick and maternity pay and travel and subsistence expenses.
- Calculates and records hours worked, wages due, deductions and voluntary contributions.
- Supervises payroll team and develops payroll systems and procedures.
- Prepares provisional balances and reconciles these with appropriate accounts.
- Records and checks accuracy of daily financial transactions.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk is £24,960
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 14,148. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £24,960 per year. That is about £2,080 per month or £12.80 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,491, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,350
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 14,148 people are employed in the region.