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Payroll Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.32 per hour. Total incomes of Payroll Coordinators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $55K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,956 - $56,163
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$56K
MEDIAN: $43,405
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$13.76 - $24.43
(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
$32,956 - $56,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,044  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,362  
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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$30,625 - $54,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 718
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.76 - $24.43  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $37.55  
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 - $3,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,362  
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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$30,625 - $54,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930

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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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While Payroll Coordinators do not often become Human Resources Managers, the job pays $58K per year on average. The most common career progression for Payroll Coordinators leads to becoming a Payroll Specialist, where pay is typically $38K. However, many Payroll Coordinators also opt to become Payroll Managers, a position that pays $54K on average.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators seem to wield many 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, 20 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed 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 many Payroll Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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. Payroll Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Payroll Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Payroll Coordinators in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Payroll Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+23 percent), New York (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Employers in Fort Worth and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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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 20%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 5%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

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%

National Average
$41,000

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 3%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 343 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
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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