Around nine in ten of Senior Payroll Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $53K to $127K per year, and the average comes out to $83K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$54,163 - $120,670
$54K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,412
10%
50%
90%

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$18.18 - $26.45
$22
MEDIAN: $22.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,163 - $120,670  
   
Bonus
$2,426 - $20,121  
Total Pay (?
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$52,525 - $126,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.07  
   
Overtime
$13.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,426 - $20,121  
   
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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$52,525 - $126,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Sr. Payroll Manager

Senior payroll managers usually work within the human resources (HR) departments of organizations to administer compensation and benefits programs such as payroll administration, 401K and savings accounts, and health and life insurance.

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Sr. Payroll Manager Tasks

  • Create audit reports to verify the accuracy of the payroll run.
  • Manage the daily operations of the payroll group.
  • Maintain, direct and calculate the entry of data.
  • Ensure accuracy and timely completion of the payroll records.

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Popular Skills for Sr. Payroll Manager


Senior Payroll Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Workday Software, Payroll Tax Compliance, Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. For most people, competency in Payroll Administration indicates knowledge of Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

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Key Stats for Sr. Payroll Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
46%
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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries


National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Workday Software
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Accounting
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National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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