Payroll & Benefits Manager Salary

A Payroll & Benefits Manager earns an average salary of C$69,006 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$50,263 - C$90,435
MEDIAN: C$69,006

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C$50,263 - C$90,435  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
C$49,481 - C$93,034  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$69,642

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Payroll & Benefits Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Payroll & Benefits Manager?

Payroll & Benefits Manager in Winnipeg:
Pros: The variety.
Cons: Nobody really understands what you do and they don't really care until something is wrong on their pay check.

Payroll & Benefits Manager in Edmonton:
"The Payroll World at SPR"
Pros: Head office staff and boss. Flexible time and schedule. RRSP plan. Perks.
Cons: People calling from the job sites that are clueless. No respect from job sites and hiring of incompetent people is a familiar theme with the organization. I am always cleaning up someone elses mess it seems. Stress level.

Payroll & Benefits Manager in Sault Ste Marie:
"Stressfull dealing with union employees"
Pros: My job entails more than just payroll and benefits. I do the payables, receivables, payroll and benefits and what ever my boss gives me
Cons: I am over worked literally, I do not feel comfortable taking a week of vacation (note: haven't had that since 2008) because I come back to at least 10 days of work.

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Manager Salaries

Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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Benefits Administration
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National Average

Ceridian Payroll System
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


86 %
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 8%