Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

Over four-fifths of Senior Payroll Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $49K to $111K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K annually. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Payroll Managers (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Senior Payroll Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,270 - $104,420

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$17.49 - $41.07

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,270 - $104,420  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $12,080  
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$49,418 - $111,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $12,080  
   
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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$49,418 - $111,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Senior Payroll Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Payroll Tax Compliance, ADP Payroll System, Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration. The majority of those who know Payroll Administration also know Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries


National Average
$76,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 11%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%
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