A Payroll Analyst earns an average salary of $53,989 per year. A skill in SAP Payroll is associated with high pay for this job.
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$39,846 - $71,294
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$40K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,988
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$15.10 - $28.31
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$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,846 - $71,294  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $6,804  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$37,522 - $70,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $28.31  
   
Overtime
$21.99 - $43.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,011 - $6,804  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$37,522 - $70,516  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,584

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Payroll Analyst Reviews

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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Experience Affects Payroll Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Analyst Salaries

SAP Payroll
up arrow 19%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

General Ledger Accounting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

PeopleSoft
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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