Payroll Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Average Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. make around $47K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,756 - $60,605
(Median)
$39K
$47K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,190
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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
$38,756 - $60,605  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $5,617  
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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$34,953 - $60,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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
$484.79 - $5,617  
   
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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$34,953 - $60,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $41K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. Payroll Specialists in Chicago who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ADP
up arrow 17%

Accounting
up arrow 13%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 8%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

ADP Payroll System
0%

National Average
$46,000

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

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
22%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 12%
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