Payroll Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Payroll Director is $84,497 per year. A skill in ADP Payroll System is associated with high pay for this job.
Payroll Director Total Pay (?
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$49,747 - $118,409
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MEDIAN: $84,496
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Payroll Director Total Pay (?
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$11.76 - $56.77
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,747 - $118,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,434  
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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$48,214 - $127,780  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $56.77  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,434  
   
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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$48,214 - $127,780  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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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 Difference By Location
Houston
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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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
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries

ADP Payroll System
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$87,000
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Gender
Female
83%
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Male
17%
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Years of Experience
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
44%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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