Payroll Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.87 per hour on average. The top of the range reaches $23.50, and the bottom approaches $13.66 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Payroll Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Payroll Coordinator Salary (?
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$31,972 - $54,764
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MEDIAN: $42,873
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Payroll Coordinator Salary (?
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$13.66 - $23.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,972 - $54,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,127  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,043  
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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$30,384 - $53,854  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $23.50  
   
Overtime
$19.42 - $36.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,043  
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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$30,384 - $53,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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Job Description for Payroll Coordinator

A payroll coordinator is responsible for managing the payroll accounts of a company or business. Payroll coordinators supervise employee’s wages, salaries, bonuses, deductions, and taxes. They ensure that paycheck amounts are distributed in accordance with federal regulations and may also be responsible for reporting tax deductions; the payroll coordinator also works closely with the business accountant regarding tax matters. Payroll coordinators are also responsible for enforcing any government garnishments of wages for child support, loan defaults, or bankruptcy. They also keep track of vacation time, sick time, and company benefits. In addition to these roles, they may also handle other financial duties, including reimbursements for expenses, petty cash, and financial reports.
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Payroll Coordinator Tasks
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Coordinator

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For Payroll Coordinators, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Human Resources Manager will earn $16,854 more than someone not as far along in their career. The most common career progression for Payroll Coordinators leads to becoming a Payroll Specialist, which actually results in a pay cut of $2,630. However, many Payroll Coordinators also opt to become a Payroll Manager, a move that typically includes a raise of $12,723.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator

Payroll Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Dynamics GP, ADP Payroll System, ADP Time and Attendance System, and ADP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Payable. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Office and ADP Payroll System.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $37K range but grow to $42K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $44K after 10 to 20 years. Payroll Coordinators' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$41,000
Milwaukee
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Philadelphia
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With a pay rate for Payroll Coordinators that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Seattle, top-paying cities where Payroll Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+20 percent, +16 percent, +14 percent, and +13 percent). In Fort Worth, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (-7 percent) and San Antonio (-6 percent).

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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ADP
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$41,000
Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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