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.

R84,148 - R308,872
R84K
R170K
R310K
MEDIAN: R168,591
10%
50%
90%
R36.75 - R352.35
R37
R56
R350
MEDIAN: R56.00
10%
50%
90%
R0R315K
Salary R84,148 - R308,872
Bonus R2,980 - R49,665
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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R84,812 - R315,063
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 621
Hourly Data R0R352
Hourly Rate R36.75 - R352.35
Overtime R75.00
Annual Data R0R315K
Bonus R2,980 - R49,665
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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R84,812 - R315,063
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 R134,000 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 R187,000 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 R230,000 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 R268,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R169,955

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

Payroll Administrator Reviews

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

Payroll Administrator in Durban:
"Excellent."
Pros: Self supervision, balancing hours.
Cons: Pay queries, absenteeism, Ill desciplineby employees.

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 Johannesburg:
Pros: Every day is different, each payroll run is different.
Cons:

Payroll Administrator in Midrand:
"Contrubtuts."
Pros: The work they do and the new learning.
Cons: The salary and the atmosphere is just not that lekker.

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.

Payroll Administrator in Pretoria:
"Payroll admin."
Pros: Work flexibilty, new skill, new career path.
Cons: No margin for error.

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
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

▲57%

▲35%

▲10%

National Average
R170,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Payroll Tax Compliance
▲31%



National Average
R170,000

vip
▼11%

Microsoft Excel
▼18%

Office Administration
▼44%

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 61%
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