Entry-Level Payroll Directors pull down an average of $74K annually. The majority of Entry-Level Payroll Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Payroll Directors is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,973 - $145,437
MEDIAN: $74,379

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$32,973 - $145,437  
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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).
$31,957 - $150,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries

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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


63 %
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%