Payroll Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.37 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Payroll Coordinators bottoms out near $31K and approaches $55K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Payroll Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,535 - $57,010
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,013
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$13.87 - $24.45
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,535 - $57,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,808  
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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$30,803 - $55,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.88 - $37.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,808  
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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$30,803 - $55,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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 advance into the role of a Human Resources Manager are fairly uncommon. Human Resources Managers on average earn $58K per year. As Payroll Coordinators progress in their field, many go on to become Payroll Specialists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $39K. Another common career choice for Payroll Coordinators is to move into a Payroll Manager role — this promotion usually pays $55K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Payroll, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and ADP are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable and 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.


For Payroll Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,505

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

With a pay rate for Payroll Coordinators that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Las Vegas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Payroll Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Fort Worth.

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What is it like working as a Payroll Coordinator?

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

SAP Payroll
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 6%

ADP
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Kronos
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 361 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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