Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An average Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Ill. can expect to take home roughly $17.80 per hour. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Female Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,085 - $60,402
$39K
$49K
$60K
MEDIAN: $49,221
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$13.72 - $25.19
$14
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.80
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$39,085 - $60,402  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,815 - $59,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $25.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$20.58 - $40.55  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$30,815 - $59,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 Specialist

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. Chicago Payroll Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. For some reason, Payroll Specialists in Chicago with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $46K.

Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

▲14%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$45,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP
▲20%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲13%

Benefits & Compensation
▲13%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▲12%

ADP Payroll System
▲10%

Data Processing
▲10%

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite
▲8%

▲4%

Microsoft Office
▲2%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Data Entry
▼4%


Customer Service
▼7%

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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