Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salary

Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. can expect wages of $49K annually on average. Female Chicago Payroll Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from 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 (?
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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 (?
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $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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