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Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

With over four-fifths of Senior Payroll Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $114K per year and averages out to $74K annually. Most have medical and dental plans, and a majority have vision insurance. There are far more female Senior Payroll Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. The majority of Senior Payroll Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,019 - $105,327
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,236
10%
50%
90%

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$17.57 - $40.99
(Median)
$18
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,019 - $105,327  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $14,950  
Profit Sharing
$2,440 - $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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$48,940 - $113,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.57 - $40.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$290.87 - $14,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,440 - $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).
)
$48,940 - $113,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Payroll Administration. Most people who know Payroll Administration also know 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 10%

ADP Payroll System
up arrow 6%

Accounting
0%

National Average
$77,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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