A Payroll Administrator earns an average salary of $47,085 per year.

$35,603 - $62,941
(Median)
$36K
$47K
$63K
MEDIAN: $47,085
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$14.37 - $25.63
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,603 - $62,941  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $5,751  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,109  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$32,008 - $60,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$21.33 - $38.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$496.65 - $5,751  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,109  
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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$32,008 - $60,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,276
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Job Description for Payroll Administrator

A payroll administrator is the person who is responsible for ensuring that all employees within an organization are paid in an accurate and timely fashion. This is a position which will generally work in an indoor office environment. This administrator will generally keep weekday, daytime hours, though some overtime or extended hours may be necessary. A payroll administrator will generally work with other office personnel, as well as accounting and human resources personnel.

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Payroll Administrator Tasks

  • Record, maintain and update payroll procedures.
  • Maintain employee records for new hires, pay changes, and terminations.
  • Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, etc.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
  • Prepare payroll related reports.

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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

National Average: $44,046

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Payroll Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Payroll Administrator?

Payroll Administrator in South Africa:
"Stress level."
Pros: Challenging as I had to figure out the salary program myself and still learning everyday as I work independently and basically setup procedures that works best for me.
Cons: Not getting the relevant co-operation from co-workers in that they do not meet deadlines and always hands in documentation at the last minutes, which put me under a lot of pressure.

Payroll Administrator in Vancouver:
Pros: I have been involved in development of programs using Excel and Access to complete are accounting in the most efficient way. The programs that have been developed have allowed the company to try new ways of working sales teams around the United States. We can quickly see the cost value in new sales teams. My work is very challenging as I look to new and more efficient ways to accomplish manifests, inventory control, and payroll taxes.
Cons: The CFO does not control all aspects of the finances making it hard to locate and plug profit leaks. To counter that the CFO can not pay his team their true value.

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
$44,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries




ADP
up arrow 5%


Accounting
up arrow 2%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Payroll Administration
0%

Human Resources
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$44,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Data Processing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 445 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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