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Payroll Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Payroll Director is $86,132 per year. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Payroll Director Salary (?
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$50,345 - $120,656
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MEDIAN: $86,131
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Payroll Director Salary (?
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$13.11 - $41.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,345 - $120,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,975  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,739  
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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$48,576 - $131,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 375
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $41.50  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $34.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,739  
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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$48,576 - $131,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$88,000
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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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National Average
$88,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%