Payroll Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Payroll Specialists pull down an average of $47K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Payroll Specialists in Chicago make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Work is enjoyable for Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,682 - $60,760
(Median)
$39K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,741
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90%

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$15.21 - $28.15
(Median)
$15
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,682 - $60,760  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,667  
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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$34,879 - $60,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $28.15  
   
Overtime
$22.79 - $42.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,667  
   
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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$34,879 - $60,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $41K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Payroll Specialists in Chicago report making only $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ADP
up arrow 18%

Accounting
up arrow 13%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 9%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 9%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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