Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

Close to nine-tenths of Senior Payroll Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $54K to $125K per year, but median earnings come to around $85K per year. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. For the most part, Senior Payroll Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,994 - $118,014
$59K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,315
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50%
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Salary $58,994 - $118,014
Bonus $1,551 - $19,574
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$54,141 - $125,461
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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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


Survey takers who work as Senior Payroll Managers typically report just a few professional 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 6 percent and 11 percent. Most people skilled in Payroll Administration are similarly competent in Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,845

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

Senior Payroll Managers employed in Denver pick up paychecks that are slightly larger than the national average; however, location does not seem to affect pay too strongly overall.

Sr. Payroll Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sr. Payroll Manager?

Sr. Payroll Manager in Jay:
"Very stressful, vacations limited to non-payroll weeks."
Pros: Quiet office.
Cons: Stress level with deadlines to meet.

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Key Stats for Sr. Payroll Manager

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

▲13%

National Average
$87,000

▼4%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Workday Software
▲11%


▲6%



National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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