The average pay for a Payroll Director is $84,748 per year. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Payroll Director Total Pay (?
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$49,642 - $116,890
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MEDIAN: $84,747
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Payroll Director Total Pay (?
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$13.11 - $48.42
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,642 - $116,890  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $20,763  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,392  
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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$47,830 - $127,048  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $48.42  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.37 - $20,763  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $19,392  
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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$47,830 - $127,048  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Job Description for Payroll Director
  • 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
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Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$87,000
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Experience Affects Payroll Director Salaries

National Average
$87,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries

ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$87,000
Accounting
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
48%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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