Payroll Administrator Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Payroll Administrator is $17.87 per hour. A skill in ADP is associated with high pay for this job.
Payroll Administrator Salary (?
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$33,631 - $58,688
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,670
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Payroll Administrator Salary (?
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$14.06 - $23.18
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,631 - $58,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,125  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,810  
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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$31,123 - $56,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $23.18  
   
Overtime
$20.59 - $35.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $4,810  
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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$31,123 - $56,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,498
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Job Description for Payroll Administrator

Payroll administrators are responsible for all matters related to employee pay. The administrator creates reports for information related to payroll and enters any changes to employee payroll records. This job includes handling voluntary deductions, such as insurance costs and 401(k) or IRA contributions, as well as involuntary deductions such as wage garnishments required by a court order. If subpoenaed, payroll administrators can speak in court and/or with attorneys regarding wage garnishments.
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Payroll Administrator Tasks
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.

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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

ADP
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounting
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Human Resources
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Payroll Administration
0%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Benefits & Compensation
0%
National Average
$42,000
Microsoft Office
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Software Knowledge
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Data Processing
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%