Entry-Level Payroll Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Payroll Manager earns an average salary of $50,071 per year. A skill in ADP is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,869 - $69,031
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,071
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50%
90%

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$12.33 - $24.21
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,869 - $69,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$31,391 - $67,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 606
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $24.21  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $34.57  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,370  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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).
)
$31,391 - $67,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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Payroll Manager Advice

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

Payroll Manager in Spokane:
"Payroll Laws change."
Be involved with your local and national American Payroll Association. Recent payroll law changes are affecting any one in payroll, you can rely on professional research and issues they may have encountered. Be a part of an integrated team with your HR, Benefits department and your accounting departments.

Payroll Manager in Pembroke:
"Issues."
Be able to do the job without being trained. Always be on top of your training and able to stand alone when things get tough. Cover your back no one will be there to fill in for you so be ready to schedule around the payroll processing dates.

Payroll Manager in Shepherdsville:
"Stress."
Be understanding on all mistakes made, you are dealing with peoples money, and some live check to check and can not afford your mistake.

Payroll Manager in Arlington:
"Learn."
Never stop learning. Keep up to date on changing laws and new technology. Stay organized, schedule your time as much as possible, but be flexible. Make time for the employees.

Payroll Manager in Shreveport:
"Payroll Law."
When I first started out I wish I would have known the rules and regs of payroll administration. It helps if you are proficient in Word and Excel. It also helps if you are an organized person and flexible because of all the interruptions you will experience in the job. You must be a patient person with a thick skin and be a people person.

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Skills That Affect Payroll Manager Salaries

ADP
up arrow 18%

Accounting
up arrow 7%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 7%

Financial Reporting
up arrow 7%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 5%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 4%

Tax Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Human Resources
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 8%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 10%

Quickbooks
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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