Payroll Supervisor Salary

Payroll Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — roughly three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $73K per year, median earnings come to $56K per year. Final cash compensation to Payroll Supervisors varies from around $39K to approximately $73K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Payroll Supervisors who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Payroll Supervisors.

$41,031 - $72,723

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$14.18 - $28.20

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$41,031 - $72,723  
   
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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$39,036 - $73,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 864
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $28.20  
   
Overtime
$19.38 - $40.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$39,036 - $73,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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 advance into the role of a Payroll Director are fairly uncommon. Payroll Directors on average earn $85K per year. A more common career path for Payroll Supervisors is stepping into the role of Payroll Manager or Payroll & Benefits Manager.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor


Payroll Supervisors seem to wield many skills on the job. 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Payroll Administration. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Payroll Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. For Payroll Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Payroll Supervisors, 20 percent above the national average. Payroll Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston. Employers also pay below the national average in Phoenix (9 percent lower) and Cleveland (2 percent lower).

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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%



Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Human Resources
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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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