Mid-Career Payroll Administrators can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Payroll Administrators. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,599 - $62,448
$37K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,419
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$14.74 - $25.67
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,599 - $62,448  
   
Bonus
$396.41 - $6,036  
Profit Sharing
$2,625  
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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$33,378 - $60,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$20.92 - $38.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$396.41 - $6,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,625  
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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$33,378 - $60,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 438

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
5-9 years
70%
10-19 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite
up arrow 9%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 8%

ADP
up arrow 5%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 5%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 5%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Data Processing
up arrow 2%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$45,000

Accounting
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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