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Payroll & Benefits Specialist Salary

The average pay for a Payroll & Benefits Specialist is $46,702 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,958 - $61,400
(Median)
$35K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,702
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$13.87 - $24.27
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$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,958 - $61,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,136  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,976  
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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$31,899 - $59,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$20.57 - $37.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,136  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,976  
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).
)
$31,899 - $59,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Payroll and benefits specialists handle accounting and finance tasks related to business operation and taxes, especially in regards to filing and distribution of audits, payroll, and W-2s. They maintain payroll data, prepare checks, obtain relevant data (such as salary adjustments), and help prepare W-2s. They may also disseminate information about payroll to staff and conduct trainings as necessary. Customer service skills are sometimes part of this role, as maintaining investment and retirement funds are occasionally required. Depending on the industry, payroll specialists may be employed in human resources, warehouse/shipping (due to experience with operation software, shipping systems, and related systems), or within their own department (payroll). This position is generally full time, although overtime may be required as deadlines approach.

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Payroll & Benefits Specialist Tasks

  • Prepare payroll related journal entries for period-end.
  • Audit employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy.
  • Maintain, prepare and process payroll for organization personnel.
  • Compile and submit payroll deductions related check requests and payments.
  • Maintain current knowledge of IRS regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Payroll & Benefits Specialist Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Specialist Salaries



Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Excel
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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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