Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

Senior Payroll Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K per year, but may range from $50K to $121K per year. Most Senior Payroll Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,317 - $117,081
(Median)
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,185
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90%

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$18.11 - $41.13
(Median)
$18
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,317 - $117,081  
   
Bonus
$10.21 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$2,472  
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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$49,576 - $121,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $41.13  
   
Overtime
$13.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$10.21 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,472  
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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$49,576 - $121,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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


Typical Senior Payroll Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Payroll Tax Compliance, ADP Payroll System, Accounting, and Payroll Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Payroll Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries


National Average
$79,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 14%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 2%

Accounting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Payroll Administration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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