Payroll Analyst Salary

A Payroll Analyst earns an average salary of $53,906 per year. A skill in SAP Payroll is associated with high pay for this job.
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$40,846 - $71,846
$41K
$55K
$72K
MEDIAN: $55,235
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$16.04 - $29.97
$16
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.03
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$0$72K
Salary $40,846 - $71,846
Bonus $1,014 - $6,681
Profit Sharing $990 - $8,384
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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$38,873 - $72,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 421
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.04 - $29.97
Overtime $22.73 - $45.22
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,014 - $6,681
Profit Sharing $990 - $8,384
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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$38,873 - $72,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

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Job Description for Payroll Analyst

Payroll analyst positions are found in many different industries, but their basic role is usually similar across fields. The duties performed in this position revolve around handling payroll processing and management. This includes duties such as communicating with staff to ensure necessary payroll-related tasks are completed, completing daily audits and reconciliation, and coordinating with finance and human resources departments as needed. Other duties performed by payroll analysts include investigating payroll information, preparing garnishment reports, completing employment verification, posting journal entries, completing quarterly audits, performing database maintenance, and other miscellaneous payroll-related duties.

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Payroll Analyst Tasks

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to retirement and payroll.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Analyst


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Popular Skills for Payroll Analyst

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Payroll Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 195 salaries. A Payroll Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,359

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Payroll Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Analyst?

Payroll Analyst in Walnut:
"Accountability Outstanding."
Pros: The colleagues I pay. The customer service I give them and the help. I give in providing answers to issues.
Cons: Some Upper management is not accountable.

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Key Stats for Payroll Analyst

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Payroll Analyst Salaries

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$53,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Payroll Analyst Salaries

SAP Payroll
▲15%




National Average
$53,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼1%



▼6%

Kronos
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 12%
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