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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$60,464 - $138,313
$60K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,571
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90%

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$13.23 - $24.57
$18
MEDIAN: $18.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,464 - $138,313  
   
Bonus
$515 - $29,320  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $13,000  
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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$57,648 - $148,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.02  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $29,320  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $13,000  
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).
)
$57,648 - $148,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,855

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Key Stats for Payroll Director

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
51%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Payroll Director Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$101,000

▼19%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries



▲3%

National Average
$101,000


Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼18%

Operations Management
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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