The average Mid-Career Payroll Administrator can expect to rake in roughly $19.40 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,545 - $62,555
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$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,202
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$14.81 - $25.81
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MEDIAN: $19.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,545 - $62,555  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $6,054  
Total Pay (?
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$33,476 - $60,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$21.41 - $38.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$394.53 - $6,054  
   
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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$33,476 - $60,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 432

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,792

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For Mid-Career Payroll Administrators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Payroll Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), San Jose (+25 percent), and New York (+24 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 5 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
069
5-9 years
69%
10-19 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Benefits & Compensation
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ADP
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ADP Time and Attendance System
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Microsoft Excel
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Word
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Software Knowledge
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Data Processing
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$45,000

Accounting
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Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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