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Entry-Level Payroll Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Payroll Manager earns an average salary of $49,049 per year. A skill in ADP is associated with high pay for this job.

$34,986 - $68,973
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,049
10%
50%
90%

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$11.68 - $23.38
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,986 - $68,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,074  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,250  
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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$30,855 - $66,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$16.90 - $35.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,074  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,250  
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).
)
$30,855 - $66,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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Payroll Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Payroll Manager in Palo Alto:
"Reporting To HR May Not Be The Correct Dept. For Payroll."
Know who you can go to for assistance if you are not sure. Nobody has all the answers, you don't know their practices and procedures; have the knowledge of payroll is not enough. Payroll must be accurate at all times. It is very important that you don't feel you must do it alone. You should always have a go to person within your company that can help, Report to someone that has a back ground in the same field they manage. Your fundamentals of payroll, software and customer service is the most valuable skills you can have. Then follows, critical thinking, communication and project management.

Payroll Manager in Philadelphia:
"Payroll Can Be A Rewarding Job As Never Boring."
Give yourself enough time to get acquainted with your staff as well as any support system you may have. Be flexible with your staff especially if they are a devoted group.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Payroll Manager Salaries

ADP
up arrow 20%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 9%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 9%

Accounting
up arrow 8%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 1%

Human Resources
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 11%

Quickbooks
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%
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