Payroll Managers in Chicago pull down an average of $65K annually. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Chicago Payroll Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$39,631 - $87,668
$40K
$65K
$88K
MEDIAN: $65,243
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$41,730 - $89,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $53K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $52K. Payroll Managers in Chicago see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $82K.

Key Stats for Payroll Manager

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Payroll Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%


National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Payroll Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 32%

ADP
up arrow 31%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 20%

Human Resources
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Accounting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$64,000

Accounts Payable
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 5%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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