Entry-Level Payroll Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Payroll Manager earns an average salary of $52,284 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite and ADP.

$39,221 - $70,148
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$52K
$70K
MEDIAN: $52,284
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$13.13 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $18.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,221 - $70,148  
   
Bonus
$604 - $8,808  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$33,755 - $69,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $35.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$604 - $8,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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).
)
$33,755 - $69,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,947

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Payroll Manager Advice

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

Payroll Manager in Brooklyn:
`"$My defined role and the choices that were available to."`
Observe, record, relate, mentor and lead by example. Be always diligent and eager to learn for the roll of payroll is constantly evolving. Stay on top of the laws that govern how we process pay and create a working environment for the staff that they can work and be efficient within the hectic day to day world of payroll. Always be willing to receive effective criticism and feedback from upper leadership, peers and others within the organization.

Payroll Manager in New York:
`"$How to exceed in the payroll industry."`
Be a leader, good listener, encourager and coach. Always be willing to learn more and more for the world of payroll is constantly changing.

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.

Key Stats for Payroll Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Payroll Manager Salaries

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite
▲15%

ADP
▲11%

ADP Payroll System
▲7%

Accounting
▲4%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▲4%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲3%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Financial Reporting
▼2%

Payroll Administration
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

Human Resources
▼6%

Accounts Payable
▼11%

Accounts Receivable
▼11%

Microsoft Word
▼12%

Quickbooks
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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