Payroll Coordinator Salary

Payroll Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $18.30 per hour for pay. 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. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,117 - $56,489
(Median)
$33K
$44K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,503
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$13.74 - $24.47
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$33,117 - $56,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,053  
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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$30,649 - $54,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $24.47  
   
Overtime
$19.72 - $37.49  
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 - $3,053  
   
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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$30,649 - $54,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 954
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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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At the upper end, Payroll Coordinators who move into a Human Resources Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Human Resources Managers is a much higher $58K per year. A Payroll Specialist role is the most prevalent career advancement for Payroll Coordinators. Paychecks for that role are $38K on average. The Payroll Manager position is another common transition for Payroll Coordinators; in this role, salaries are typically at the $54K mark.

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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, 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. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average 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


Las Vegas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Payroll Coordinators, 23 percent above the national average. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), New York (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
up arrow 23%

Kronos
up arrow 11%


Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 5%

ADP
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Human Resources
0%

National Average
$41,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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