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Payroll & Benefits Specialist Salary

The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Specialist is $46,358 per year. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job.
$34,185 - $60,698
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MEDIAN: $46,357
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$13.57 - $24.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,185 - $60,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,039  
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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$30,942 - $58,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $24.04  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $37.37  
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 - $5,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,039  
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).
)
$30,942 - $58,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
United States (change)

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
$43,000



Skills That Affect Payroll & Benefits Specialist Salaries



Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$43,000

Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%