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Payroll Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Average Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. make around $47K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Payroll Specialists in Chicago — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,025 - $60,441
(Median)
$37K
$47K
$60K
MEDIAN: $46,741
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90%

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$13.78 - $28.15
(Median)
$14
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,025 - $60,441  
   
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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$34,460 - $60,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $28.15  
   
Overtime
$23.60 - $42.52  
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).
)
$34,460 - $60,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. Payroll Specialists in Chicago claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $51K.

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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%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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