Women account for the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.53 per hour. Cash earnings for Payroll Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $56K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Payroll Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,742 - $59,289
(Median)
$35K
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$59K
MEDIAN: $45,104
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$14.23 - $24.38
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$14
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$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,742 - $59,289  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
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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$31,232 - $55,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $37.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$293.61 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
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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$31,232 - $55,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 837
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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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Payroll Coordinators sometimes assume positions such as Human Resources Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. A Payroll Specialist role is the most common promotion for Payroll Coordinators moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $39K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Payroll Coordinators is a Payroll Manager position, where earnings are usually $56K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, Automatic Data Processing Software Suite, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and SAP Payroll are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also 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.


For Payroll Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,933

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Payroll Coordinators, 19 percent above the national average. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Miami is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (8 percent less) and Fort Worth (6 percent less).

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Payroll Coordinator in New Haven:
"Awesome job."
Pros: I love my job, hard the company. No incentives and nothing to work for. No room for growth.

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries



Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Accounting
up arrow 4%

ADP
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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ADP Time and Attendance System
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Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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