Payroll Coordinator Salary

Most Payroll Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $18.33 per hour. Cash earnings for Payroll Coordinators — including $3K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $31K to $55K depending on individual performance. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Payroll Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,974 - $56,136

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$13.79 - $24.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,974 - $56,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,544  
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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$30,667 - $54,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $37.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $6,544  
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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$30,667 - $54,801  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 981
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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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It's not very common for Payroll Coordinators to move on to become Human Resources Managers. Average pay for a Human Resources Manager is $58K annually. A Payroll Specialist role is the most prevalent career advancement for Payroll Coordinators. Paychecks for that role are $39K 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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $42K. Payroll Coordinators bring in $45K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), New York (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). With compensation 6 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents 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)
up arrow 23%

Kronos
up arrow 11%


ADP
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 5%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$41,000

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 337 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

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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