Payroll Specialist in Los Angeles Salary

The average wage for a Payroll Specialist in Los Angeles, California is $18.68 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Payroll Administration, Ceridian Payroll System, and Microsoft Excel. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$32,424 - $58,374
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$32K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $44,467
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$14.94 - $27.43
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,424 - $58,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Total Pay (?
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$32,451 - $58,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $27.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.12 - $37.90  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$32,451 - $58,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

Payroll Administration
up arrow 17%

Ceridian Payroll System
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 3%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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