Payroll Administrator Salary

A Payroll Administrator earns an average wage of $18.05 per hour.

$34,429 - $60,417
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,480
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90%

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$14.23 - $23.71
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,429 - $60,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,195  
Profit Sharing
$252.10 - $5,000  
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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$31,472 - $57,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $23.71  
   
Overtime
$20.38 - $35.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$252.10 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,472 - $57,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,564

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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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What is it like working as a Payroll Administrator?

Payroll Administrator in Rochester Hills:
"Work flexibility to a point. Fun coworkers."
Pros: I love being close to home. I love that I can be flexible with my schedule, to a point. I love our company picnics.
Cons: The unfairness in pay between the men and women is uncalled for. The lack of care or intent from others in the company hinders me from completing tasks.

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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

ADP
up arrow 9%




Accounting
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Data Processing
up arrow 3%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 689 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%