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Payroll Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Payroll Specialists in Chicago take home approximately $46K annually on average. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. are female. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,844 - $60,263
(Median)
$37K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $46,309
10%
50%
90%

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$13.68 - $28.35
(Median)
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,844 - $60,263  
   
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: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $28.35  
   
Overtime
$24.01 - $42.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $45K. On average, Payroll Specialists in Chicago make $54K following one to two decades on the job. 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 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ADP
up arrow 19%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 10%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 8%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

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: 62% employee benefits None: 11%