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Payroll Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Just below two-thirds of Payroll Managers in Chicago have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $99K per year, but median earnings come to around $62K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$42,093 - $94,327
MEDIAN: $62,479

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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.
$42,093 - $94,327  
$600 - $10,480  
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).
$42,377 - $99,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Experience Affects Payroll Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Payroll Manager in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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National Average

ADP Payroll System
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Microsoft Excel
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ADP Time and Attendance System
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


91 %
9 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 28%