Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Pay for Chicago Payroll Specialists sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. The vast majority of Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Payroll Specialists in Chicago report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,232 - $75,535
$39K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,487
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.92 - $25.74
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$75K
Salary $39,232 - $75,535
Bonus $1,017
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).
)
$30,962 - $61,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.92 - $25.74
Overtime $20.55 - $44.80
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $1,017
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).
)
$30,962 - $61,657
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

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%

Payroll Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Payroll Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 11 salaries. A Payroll Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
26%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

▲12%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP
▲18%

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲11%

Benefits & Compensation
▲11%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▲10%

ADP Payroll System
▲8%

Data Processing
▲8%

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Software Suite
▲6%

▲2%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%


Data Entry
▼6%

Customer Service
▼9%

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 96%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None:
ADVERTISEMENT