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Payroll Administrator Salary

A Payroll Administrator earns an average wage of $18.03 per hour.
$34,061 - $59,783
(Median)
34K
45K
52K
60K
MEDIAN: $44,970
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$14.16 - $23.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,061 - $59,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,287  
Profit Sharing
$251.25 - $4,946  
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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$31,320 - $57,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,423
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $23.54  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $35.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.25 - $4,946  
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).
)
$31,320 - $57,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,536
United States (change)

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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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

ADP
up arrow 9%



Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$42,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Data Processing
up arrow 2%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 652 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
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: 51% employee benefits None: 21%