The average rate for a Payroll Specialist in Denver, Colorado is $20.57 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,732 - $60,402
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$40K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,450
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90%

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$15.04 - $24.43
(Median)
$15
$21
$24
MEDIAN: $20
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$39,732 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
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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$33,208 - $54,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $24.43  
   
Overtime
$28.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$33,208 - $54,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

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

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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 7%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 3%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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