Payroll Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.87 per hour. Compensation starts at $13.66 per hour and can reach $23.50. Overall cash allowance—including $3,127 bonuses and $5,043 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $31,972 and $54,764. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Payroll Coordinator Salary (?
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$31,972 - $54,764
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MEDIAN: $42,873
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Payroll Coordinator Salary (?
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$13.66 - $23.50
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,972 - $54,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,127  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,043  
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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$30,384 - $53,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $23.50  
   
Overtime
$19.42 - $36.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,127  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $5,043  
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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$30,384 - $53,854  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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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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As Payroll Coordinators make advancements in their career path, salaries may climb quite a bit. Those in less important roles may make $16,854 less annually than those in higher-end positions, such as Human Resources Manager. Payroll Coordinators go on to become Payroll Specialists more often than anything else despite lower paychecks (-$2,630). Payroll Coordinators can find higher salaries (+$12,723) when they move into a Payroll Manager role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator

Payroll Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Dynamics GP, ADP Payroll System, ADP Time and Attendance System, and ADP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.
Workers new to the field can expect to earn $37K, increasing to $42K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $44K. Following a couple decades of work, Payroll Coordinators watch their salaries dip to an average of $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Dallas
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National Average
$41,000
Milwaukee
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St. Louis
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San Antonio
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Payroll Coordinators will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Other big spenders include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Seattle, top-paying cities where Payroll Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+20 percent, +16 percent, +14 percent, and +13 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Fort Worth is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and San Antonio (-7 percent and -6 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Dynamics GP
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Payroll Tax Compliance
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ADP
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$41,000
Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 343 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

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: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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