Payroll Supervisor Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Payroll Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $41K to $77K per year, and the average comes out to $59K annually. Total incomes of Payroll Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $77K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Payroll Supervisors far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Payroll Supervisors is high. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,103 - $76,097
$44K
$59K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,943
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50%
90%

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$15.54 - $31.74
$16
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.43
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$0$76K
Salary $44,103 - $76,097
Bonus $1,017 - $6,885
Profit Sharing $3,624 - $11,920
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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$40,990 - $76,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 595
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.54 - $31.74
Overtime $24.81 - $46.08
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $1,017 - $6,885
Profit Sharing $3,624 - $11,920
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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$40,990 - $76,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 153

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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

  • Approve time records and requests for time off.
  • Write descriptions for job openings.
  • Screen, hire, orient and train new employees.
  • Assign duties and evaluate performance of subordinates.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Supervisor


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Payroll Supervisors do not often transition into Payroll Director roles. The role averages $88K per year. As Payroll Supervisors progress in their field, many go on to become Payroll Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $56K. Another common career choice for Payroll Supervisors is to move into a Human Resources Manager role — this promotion usually pays $59K.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Supervisor


Payroll Supervisors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, ADP Time and Attendance System, Ceridian Payroll System, and SAP Payroll are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Human Resources, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Payroll Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 308 salaries. A Payroll Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 168 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,981

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Payroll Supervisors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Payroll Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+27 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Payroll Supervisors is geography, with workers in San Antonio earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average. Workers in Jacksonville and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Payroll Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Supervisor?

Payroll Supervisor in Sacramento:
"Payroll Supervisor."
Pros: I like being able to work in a office that has a good atmosphere, and I like doing what I do honestly. Being able to help make sure people are getting paid what they should and checks are being sent out on time.
Cons: The fact that I feel like I don't get paid what I should, and I feel my manager takes me less serious because I am young, but I take pride in what I do and how I do it.

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Key Stats for Payroll Supervisor

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Payroll Supervisor Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼5%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Payroll Supervisor Salaries

UltiPro (Ultimate Software)
▲20%

ADP Time and Attendance System
▲12%

Ceridian Payroll System
▲10%


SAP Payroll
▲5%


▲2%



Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$58,000





Human Resources
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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