Payroll Supervisor Salary

The majority of Payroll Supervisors in the United States — roughly three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $73K per year, and the median is $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Payroll Supervisors bottoms out near $39K and approaches $73K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Payroll Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Payroll Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent.

$40,768 - $72,568
(Median)
$41K
$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,830
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$14.14 - $28.27
(Median)
$14
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,768 - $72,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,044  
Profit Sharing
$2.36 - $6,082  
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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$38,811 - $73,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 853
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $28.27  
   
Overtime
$19.34 - $40.12  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$2.36 - $6,082  
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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$38,811 - $73,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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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There are some Payroll Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Payroll Directors, where earnings are an average $85K annually. Becoming a Payroll Manager or a Payroll & Benefits Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Payroll Supervisors.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in ADP Time and Attendance System, SAP Payroll, ADP Payroll System, and Payroll Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know 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.


For Payroll Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. Payroll Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Payroll Supervisors, 19 percent above the national average. Payroll Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Pittsburgh (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (8 percent less) and Cleveland (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Payroll Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$55,000



Skills That Affect Payroll Supervisor Salaries

ADP Time and Attendance System
up arrow 18%

SAP Payroll
up arrow 11%



Human Resources
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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