A Payroll Specialist with Benefits & Compensation skills earns an average wage of $19.41 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$35,030 - $60,054
(Median)
$35K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,971
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$14.55 - $24.78
(Median)
$15
$19
$25
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,030 - $60,054  
   
Bonus
$578 - $8,243  
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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$32,381 - $57,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $24.78  
   
Overtime
$22.59 - $37.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$578 - $8,243  
   
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).
)
$32,381 - $57,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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