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 $74K per year, but may range from $50K to $114K per year. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Senior Payroll Managers are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number, and more than half earn vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,294 - $107,059
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,093
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90%

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$17.49 - $41.07
(Median)
$17
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,294 - $107,059  
   
Bonus
$9.86 - $12,924  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $3,750  
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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$49,619 - $114,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.49 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9.86 - $12,924  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $3,750  
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).
)
$49,619 - $114,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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


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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Payroll Administration. 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
$77,000


Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
up arrow 11%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 4%

Accounting
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National Average
$77,000

Payroll Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
41%
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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