Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

Senior Payroll Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around nine in ten of Senior Payroll Managers. Pay fluctuates from $53K to $129K per year, but expected earnings average $84K per year. Work is enjoyable for Senior Payroll Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,570 - $121,723
$59K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,241
10%
50%
90%

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$18.18 - $26.45
$22
MEDIAN: $22.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,570 - $121,723  
   
Bonus
$2,073 - $20,061  
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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$53,218 - $129,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.07  
   
Overtime
$13.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,073 - $20,061  
   
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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$53,218 - $129,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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


Senior Payroll Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. Those proficient in Payroll Administration are, more often than not, also skilled in Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,609

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

Senior Payroll Managers working in Denver make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role.

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Key Stats for Sr. Payroll Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
47%
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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