Payroll Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.30 per hour. Total cash compensation for Payroll Coordinators runs from $31K to $55K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Payroll Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,157 - $56,239
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,458
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$13.72 - $24.46
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,157 - $56,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,040  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,643 - $54,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $37.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $6,500  
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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$30,643 - $54,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 957
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Manager. The latter position pays an average of $58K annually. 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 $39K. Many others choose to work as Payroll Managers, where pay is typically $54K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UltiPro, Kronos, and Microsoft Dynamics GP are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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.


Payroll Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. For Payroll Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
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Kronos
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
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ADP Payroll System
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ADP
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Accounting
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ADP Time and Attendance System
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
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Human Resources
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Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 337 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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