Payroll Administrator Salary (United States)

A Payroll Administrator earns an average wage of $17.80 per hour.
Payroll Administrator Total Pay (?
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$33,474 - $58,844
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,368
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Payroll Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.03 - $23.05
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,474 - $58,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,107  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $4,100  
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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$31,064 - $56,000  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,934
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $23.05  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $35.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $4,100  
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).
)
$31,064 - $56,000  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,934
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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 by Experience Level for Payroll Administrator
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

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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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$41,000
Payroll Administration
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Benefits & Compensation
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Software Knowledge
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Word
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Data Processing
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Accounts Receivable
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Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
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%
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