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Payroll Director Salary

The average pay for a Payroll Director is $86,788 per year. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job.
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$50,709 - $121,309
(Median)
$51K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,788
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$14.26 - $25.91
(Median)
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$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,709 - $121,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,441  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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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$48,351 - $132,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $14,681  
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).
)
$48,351 - $132,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Payroll Director

The payroll director oversees payroll, payroll accounting, and payroll tax for their company. The payroll director may oversee other payroll employees and be entrusted with hiring duties. Additionally, the payroll manager may perform external and internal audits related to payroll, making sure that the payroll department is adhering to company and legal standards. They may help automate payroll processes, upgrade payroll software, and correct any payroll problems as well. Problem solving is an important skill in this position, as the payroll director helps evaluate and improve payroll processes as needed. When employees have issues with the payroll administration, the payroll director should be able to determine reasons for the problem, correct any related mistakes, and ensure that they do not reoccur.

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Payroll Director Tasks

  • Manage the overall corporate payroll functions including, payroll processing, payroll taxes, reviewing and revising policies and procedures, as well as internal controls, system review and upgrade.
  • Maintain necessary vendor relationships and compliance.
  • Ensure payroll tax payments are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local tax laws.
  • Reconcile payroll related general ledger accounts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Payroll Director Salaries



National Average
$88,000



Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries



Payroll Administration
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$88,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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