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Payroll Supervisor Salary (United States)

With roughly three-fifths of Payroll Supervisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $38K to $73K per year and averages out to $55K annually. Overall incomes of Payroll Supervisors generally bottom out at around $38K and peak near $73K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $7K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Payroll Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Payroll Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high.
Payroll Supervisor Salary (?
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$40,095 - $72,046
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MEDIAN: $54,740
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Payroll Supervisor Salary (?
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$14.05 - $29.12
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,095 - $72,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,967  
Profit Sharing
$2.57 - $6,851  
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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$38,049 - $72,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 794
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $29.12  
   
Overtime
$18.85 - $41.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.57 - $6,851  
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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$38,049 - $72,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Job Description for Payroll Supervisor

A typical payroll supervisor is responsible for reviewing payroll, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal government regulations. Payroll supervisors work extensively with finances in a detail-oriented and deadline-based environment. This field requires individuals stay current with changes in government requirements so that the employer remains in compliance. Payroll supervisors may hire and supervise payroll clerks who work under them; this may include training, directing work, proving performance reviews, and meting out rewards and disciplinary action. They may also work closely with human resources personnel, business owners, and employees.
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Payroll Supervisor Tasks
  • Screen, hire, orient and train new employees.
  • Assign duties and evaluate performance of subordinates.
  • Approve time records and requests for time off.
  • Write descriptions for job openings.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Supervisor

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Payroll Supervisors who go on to become Payroll Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Payroll Directors is $84K annually. A Payroll Supervisor may also move into a role as a Payroll Manager or a Human Resources Manager.

Payroll & Benefits Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor

Payroll Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with ADP Time and Attendance System, SAP Payroll, and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 13 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Accounting and Payroll Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Payroll Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Payroll Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $59K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Tampa
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Pittsburgh
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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National Average
$54,000
Phoenix
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San Antonio
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Boston
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For those looking to make money, Payroll Supervisors in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Payroll Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Phoenix (17 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Payroll Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Payroll Supervisor Salaries

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 21%
SAP Payroll
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Human Resources
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Payroll Administration
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$54,000
Accounting
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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%