Payroll Analyst Salary

A Payroll Analyst earns an average salary of $52,061 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$38,861 - $69,765

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$15.22 - $27.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$38,861 - $69,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,080  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,457  
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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$36,243 - $70,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $27.22  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $45.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $2,457  
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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$36,243 - $70,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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

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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
$51,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Analyst Salaries



Microsoft Excel
0%

Payroll Administration
0%

National Average
$51,000

PeopleSoft
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 10%
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