Payroll Director Salary

The average pay for a Payroll Director is $97,571 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.
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$61,824 - $135,912
$62K
$96K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,186
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50%
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$15.50 - $25.41
$20
MEDIAN: $20.00
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$0$146K
Salary $61,824 - $135,912
Bonus $972 - $26,425
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $13,906
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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$58,444 - $146,218
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 281
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $20.00
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$146K
Bonus $972 - $26,425
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $13,906
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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$58,444 - $146,218
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

  • Ensure payroll tax payments are in compliance with applicable federal, state and local tax laws.
  • Reconcile payroll related general ledger accounts.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Director

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Payroll Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 136 salaries. A Payroll Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,293

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Key Stats for Payroll Director

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
47%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Payroll Director Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$99,000

▼18%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries



▲4%


National Average
$99,000

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼16%

Operations Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 13%
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