Payroll Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.64 per hour. Cash earnings for Payroll Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $57K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Payroll Coordinators. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,755 - $59,793
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MEDIAN: $45,724
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$14.41 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $18.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,755 - $59,793  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,919  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
Total Pay (?
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$31,471 - $56,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$20.70 - $37.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$302.01 - $4,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,940  
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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$31,471 - $56,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 872

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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

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Coordinator


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While not commonly seen, Payroll Coordinators who transition into a Human Resources Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Human Resources Managers is $59K per year. 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 $56K mark.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, Automatic Data Processing Software Suite, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Payroll Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Accounts Receivable. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and ADP Payroll System.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 626 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Payroll Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 483 salaries. A Payroll Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 212 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,378

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For those looking to make money, Payroll Coordinators in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Workers in Austin and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Payroll Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Coordinator?

Payroll Coordinator in New Haven:
"Awesome job."
Pros: I love my job, hard the company. No incentives and nothing to work for. No room for growth.
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Key Stats for Payroll Coordinator

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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