Payroll Specialist Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $48,636 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Excel, ADP Time and Attendance System, ADP Payroll System, Payroll Administration, and Microsoft Office.
Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$37,765 - $59,144
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MEDIAN: $48,636
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Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$14.29 - $22.67
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$37,765 - $59,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,596  
Profit Sharing
$270.92 - $11,152  
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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$33,278 - $58,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$23.33 - $38.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,596  
   
Profit Sharing
$270.92 - $11,152  
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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$33,278 - $58,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 18%
ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 17%
Payroll Administration
up arrow 14%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%
Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 7%
National Average
$45,000
Accounting
up arrow 4%
Accounts Payable
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%