Sr. Payroll Manager Salary

Senior Payroll Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about nine in ten bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $84K annually on average but can range from $54K to $126K per year. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Senior Payroll Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,321 - $118,563
$58K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,036
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50%
90%

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$17.72 - $24.25
$22
MEDIAN: $21.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,321 - $118,563  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $19,866  
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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$53,841 - $126,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.61  
   
Overtime
$27.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,939 - $19,866  
   
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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$53,841 - $126,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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 usually report a few specific 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 7 percent and 12 percent. The majority of those who know Payroll Administration also know Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,154

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

Although location is not a huge compensation factor, Senior Payroll Managers in Denver do earn slightly more than the national average.

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Key Stats for Sr. Payroll Manager

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

▲14%

National Average
$86,000

▼3%

▼30%

Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Workday Software
▲12%


▲7%



National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 12%
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