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Payroll Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.98 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Payroll Coordinators runs from $31K to $54K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Payroll Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$32,210 - $55,045
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MEDIAN: $43,086
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$13.74 - $23.62
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,210 - $55,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,089  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $6,411  
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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$30,501 - $54,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 704
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $23.62  
   
Overtime
$19.52 - $36.99  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $6,411  
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).
)
$30,501 - $54,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 867
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Payroll Coordinators move into roles as Human Resources Managers, where pay is an average $58K per year. The most common promotion for Payroll Coordinators is a Payroll Specialist position, which usually brings in $38K a year. Another standard transition for Payroll Coordinators seeking advancement is to assume a Payroll Manager role, where pay is often $54K.

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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, ADP Payroll System, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and ADP Time and Attendance System are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Payable. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $37K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. On average, Payroll Coordinators make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


Payroll Coordinators will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Payroll Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Fort Worth ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (7 percent lower) and San Antonio (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
up arrow 17%


Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 5%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 4%

ADP
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Human Resources
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National Average
$41,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 346 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

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: 59% employee benefits None: 15%