With approximately nine-tenths 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 $53K to $128K per year and averages out to $84K per year. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$53,878 - $124,059
(Median)
$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,788
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$18.18 - $26.45
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,878 - $124,059  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $20,372  
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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$52,631 - $128,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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
$2,990 - $20,372  
   
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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$52,631 - $128,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 report using a diverse set of skills 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 8 percent and 12 percent. Most people experienced in Payroll Administration also know Accounting and ADP Payroll System.

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Experience Affects Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries


National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Sr. Payroll Manager Salaries

Workday Software
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Accounting
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Payroll Administration
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ADP Payroll System
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National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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