Payroll Specialist Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Payroll Specialists in Chicago, Ill. pull down an average of $47K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,682 - $60,760

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$14.29 - $27.93

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$38,682 - $60,760  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,667  
Total Pay (?
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$34,287 - $60,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $27.93  
   
Overtime
$22.79 - $42.22  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$481.77 - $5,667  
   
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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$34,287 - $60,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $46K. Chicago Payroll Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes 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
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

ADP
up arrow 19%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 9%

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

ADP Payroll System
0%

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 4 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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