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Payroll Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Payroll Manager is $60,367 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Ceridian HRIS/Payroll System, ADP, and Payroll Tax Compliance.
Payroll Manager Salary (?
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$40,529 - $84,515
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,367
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Payroll Manager Salary (?
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$13.65 - $28.24
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,529 - $84,515  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,955  
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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$36,576 - $87,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,568
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$18.34 - $42.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $9,955  
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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$36,576 - $87,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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Job Description for Payroll Manager

The basic role of a payroll manager is to oversee the daily payroll processes for a company and its staff. They are responsible for checking time sheets, checking the accuracy of pay computations, and making sure all necessary documents are processed on time. They also are responsible for answering any questions regarding timekeeping and payroll. This tends to be an office-based position that occurs during normal business hours.
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Payroll Manager Tasks
  • Maintain, direct and calculate the entry of data.
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of the payroll records.
  • Create audit reports to verify the accuracy of the payroll run.
  • Manage the daily operations of the payroll group.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Manager

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Payroll Manager Salaries

National Average
$59,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Manager Salaries

ADP
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Microsoft Excel
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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National Average
$59,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%