Payroll Supervisor Salary

The majority of Payroll Supervisors in the United States — approximately 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 per year. Cash earnings for Payroll Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $73K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Payroll Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. For the most part, Payroll Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,859 - $72,659
(Median)
$41K
$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,907
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$14.14 - $28.27
(Median)
$14
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,859 - $72,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,236  
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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$38,865 - $73,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.14 - $28.27  
   
Overtime
$19.35 - $40.08  
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 - $7,236  
   
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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$38,865 - $73,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Payroll Supervisors do not often transition into Payroll Director roles. The role averages $85K per year. However, Payroll Supervisors typically graduate to Payroll Managers or Payroll & Benefits Managers.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor


Survey takers working as Payroll Supervisors report using a large range of professional skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Payroll Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Payroll Supervisors in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Payroll Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Phoenix and 1 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Benefits & Compensation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
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
37%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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