Payroll Coordinator Salary

Payroll Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $18.37 per hour for pay. Cash earnings for Payroll Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $31K to approximately $55K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Payroll Coordinators. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,535 - $57,010
(Median)
$34K
$44K
$57K
MEDIAN: $44,013
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$13.87 - $24.45
(Median)
$14
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$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,535 - $57,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,808  
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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$30,803 - $55,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 812
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.88 - $37.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $8,808  
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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$30,803 - $55,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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. More often than not, a Payroll Specialist role is the next step for Payroll Coordinators moving up in the field. Pay for Payroll Specialists is usually $39K. Many Payroll Coordinators choose to take on a Payroll Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $55K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Survey results imply that Payroll Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with SAP Payroll, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and ADP are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $45K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,505

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Las Vegas is home to an above-average pay rate for Payroll Coordinators, 23 percent higher than the national average. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Boston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fort Worth.

Payroll Coordinator Reviews

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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Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

SAP Payroll
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Dynamics GP
up arrow 6%

ADP
up arrow 5%

Benefits Administration
up arrow 5%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Kronos
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 3%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

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 361 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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