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Sr. Payroll Manager Salary (United States)

Senior Payroll Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and over four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $73K annually, but may range from $47K to $104K per year. Work is enjoyable for Senior Payroll Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Senior Payroll Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Sr. Payroll Manager Salary (?
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$49,645 - $100,299
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MEDIAN: $73,174
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Sr. Payroll Manager Salary (?
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$15.21 - $40.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,645 - $100,299  
   
Bonus
$800 - $10,993  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$46,915 - $103,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $40.35  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800 - $10,993  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,000  
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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$46,915 - $103,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Sr. Payroll Manager

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

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Popular Skills for Sr. Payroll Manager

Senior Payroll Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Payroll Tax Compliance, ADP Payroll System, Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Payroll Administration also know ADP Payroll System and Accounting. People who know Payroll Tax Compliance usually also know Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

National Average
$75,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 9%
ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%
Accounting
0%
National Average
$75,000
Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%