Payroll & Benefits Manager Salary (United States)

A Payroll & Benefits Manager earns an average salary of $56,056 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Payroll & Benefits Manager Salary (?
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$40,427 - $80,961
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MEDIAN: $56,055
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Payroll & Benefits Manager Salary (?
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$14.21 - $30.42
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,427 - $80,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,286  
Profit Sharing
$1,268 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$37,633 - $83,384  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,286  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,268 - $4,989  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$37,633 - $83,384  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Manager

Payroll and benefits managers are responsible for creating and distributing information about payroll, benefits, and other employee-related programs for their organization. They are in charge of facilitating benefits and compensation programs for employees. These managers produce program information, create materials to promote payroll incentives, and schedule and participate in training sessions for new payroll and benefits programs. Payroll and benefits managers attend company meetings to report their progress to executives and use a personal computer to track their progress, keep accurate records, and communicate with internal staff and external partners. They also process payroll and benefits requests after reviewing program requirements.
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Payroll & Benefits Manager Tasks
  • Maintain and update payroll database system.
  • Input new employees into payroll database and keep employee information up to date.
  • Conduct audits of tax forms, payroll balance sheets, and benefits.
  • Supervise processing of employee payroll and distribution of paychecks.
  • Oversee employee education about company benefits and enrollment in programs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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Seattle
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National Average
$55,000
Dallas
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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Manager Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
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Benefits & Compensation
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Payroll Administration
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Benefits Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$55,000
Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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