Women comprise the majority of Payroll Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $18.53 per hour on average. In the world of Payroll Coordinators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $57K. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Payroll Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,727 - $59,779
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MEDIAN: $45,242
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$14.33 - $24.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,727 - $59,779  
   
Bonus
$296.96 - $4,883  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,877  
Total Pay (?
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$31,392 - $56,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $24.56  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $37.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$296.96 - $4,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,877  
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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$31,392 - $56,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 844

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Payroll Coordinators move into roles as Human Resources Managers, where pay is an average $59K per year. As Payroll Coordinators progress in their field, many go on to become Payroll Specialists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $39K. Another common career choice for Payroll Coordinators is to move into a Payroll Manager role — this promotion usually pays $56K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, Automatic Data Processing Software Suite, SAP Payroll, and Microsoft Dynamics GP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable. 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.


Payroll Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,117

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With a pay rate for Payroll Coordinators that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Atlanta offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+21 percent), New York (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Worth, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers in San Antonio and Nashville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, 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 207 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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