A Payroll Specialist with Microsoft Excel skills earns an average wage of $18.59 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$34,673 - $59,434
$35K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $46,179
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90%

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$13.81 - $24.51
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MEDIAN: $18.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,673 - $59,434  
   
Bonus
$257.28 - $5,554  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
Commission
$700  
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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$30,525 - $57,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $24.51  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$257.28 - $5,554  
   
Commission
$700  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$30,525 - $57,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 647

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

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

Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%



National Average
$42,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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