A Payroll Administrator earns an average wage of $17.74 per hour.
Payroll Administrator Total Pay (?
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$33,124 - $58,681
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MEDIAN: $44,163
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Payroll Administrator Total Pay (?
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$13.85 - $23.04
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,124 - $58,681  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,216  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $3,957  
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
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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$30,914 - $55,988  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,975
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.85 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$20.16 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,216  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $-0.49  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $3,957  
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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$30,914 - $55,988  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,975
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Chicago
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San Diego
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National Average
$41,000
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
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Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$41,000
Accounts Payable
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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
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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