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Payroll Coordinator Salary (United States)

Most Payroll Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $17.87 per hour. Total incomes of Payroll Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $54K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Payroll Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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  
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  
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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Payroll Coordinators who transition into an upper level Human Resources Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $58K per year. Going from Payroll Coordinator to Payroll Specialist is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Payroll Specialists is $38K. Many others choose to work as Payroll Managers, where pay is typically $53K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator

Survey results imply that Payroll Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. Most people 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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. For some reason, Payroll Coordinators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $42K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Phoenix
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National Average
$41,000
Milwaukee
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For Payroll Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Seattle, where Payroll Coordinators annually earn 20 percent, 16 percent, 14 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Austin and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 343 votes.

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%