Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. take home an average $49K annually. Most Chicago Payroll Specialists survey respondents are women (76 percent). For the most part, Payroll Specialists in Chicago enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,430 - $62,523
(Median)
$38K
$49K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,941
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90%

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$13.57 - $25.34
(Median)
$14
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,430 - $62,523  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $6,152  
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$33,770 - $60,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $25.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$21.00 - $41.48  
Local Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $6,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526  
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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$33,770 - $60,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. make a median salary of $54K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $47K.

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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries

ADP
up arrow 18%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 10%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 9%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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