The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is R174,008 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Payroll Tax Compliance is associated with high pay for this job.

R88,632 - R302,587
R89K
R170K
R300K
MEDIAN: R174,008
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50%
90%

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R29.06 - R387.83
R29
R61
R390
MEDIAN: R61.04
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R110KR220KR330K
Salary
R88,632 - R302,587  
   
Bonus
R3,987 - R33,935  
Profit Sharing
R30,000  
Commission
R20,000  
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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R88,843 - R307,625  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R130R260R390
Hourly Rate
R29.06 - R387.83  
   
Overtime
R53.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R260KR520KR780K
Bonus
R3,987 - R33,935  
   
Commission
R20,000  
Profit Sharing
R30,000  
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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R88,843 - R307,625  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 24 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $134,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 226 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $230,000 based on 146 salaries. A Payroll Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $268,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R175,367

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Payroll Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Administrator?

Payroll Administrator in Kempton Park:
"I want to know what I should be earning."
Pros: I enjoy doing Payroll, its what I enjoy, all the other stuff is just to keep the office on the go.
Cons: That I have to do other colleagues work for them, that I am underpaid and that I have no chance in moving up here.

Payroll Administrator in Vereeniging:
"It Is Good Most Of The Time I'm Learning A Lot."
Pros: I am learning new things everyday and it is challenging looking at the fact that when the company took me in in February, I had no experience at all only the basics from school and it is much appreciated.
Cons: I would be lying if I say bad things happened.

Payroll Administrator in Durban:
"Working As A Payroll Administrator."
Pros: I enjoy the interaction with people. Working towards a deadline and always being on your toes to ensure accuracy.
Cons: The nasty attitude from the employees is a bit of a turn off. And the amount of pressure.

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲53%

▲31%

▲7%

National Average
R175,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲27%

National Average
R175,000



vip
▼13%

Microsoft Excel
▼20%

Office Administration
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 61%