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Payroll Analyst Salary

A Payroll Analyst earns an average salary of $51,244 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
$38,151 - $68,475
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MEDIAN: $51,244
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$15.59 - $26.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,151 - $68,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,228  
Profit Sharing
$808 - $5,872  
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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$35,891 - $69,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 377
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $26.87  
   
Overtime
$23.26 - $45.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,228  
   
Profit Sharing
$808 - $5,872  
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).
)
$35,891 - $69,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
United States (change)

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.

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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Payroll Analyst Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Payroll Analyst Salaries



Microsoft Excel
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$51,000

PeopleSoft
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 10%