Payroll Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Payroll Managers in Chicago, Ill. are often veterans in their line of work, with between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K per year on average but can range from $44K to $98K per year. For the most part, Chicago Payroll Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,356 - $92,538
MEDIAN: $64,532

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$43,635 - $98,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Payroll Tax Compliance
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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National Average

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


98 %
2 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 27%