Average Payroll Administrator Salary in Australia

AU$60,873
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AU$2,948
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The average salary for a Payroll Administrator in Australia is AU$60,873.
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AU$48k
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AU$61k
90%
AU$78k
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AU$48k - AU$78k
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AU$966 - AU$7k
Total Pay
AU$48k - AU$75k

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Job Description for Payroll Administrator

Payroll Administrator Tasks
  • Record, maintain and update payroll procedures.
  • Maintain employee records for new hires, pay changes, and terminations.
  • Process payroll, including updating employee numbers, hours, garnishments, etc.
  • Ensure organizational compliance with federal and local regulations, auditing, and non-discrimination laws.
  • Prepare payroll related reports.

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Popular Skills for Payroll Administrator

Skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Excel, ADP Payroll System and Payroll Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounts Payable.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Administrator

An entry-level Payroll Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$54,344 based on 11 salaries. An early career Payroll Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$57,886 based on 110 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,941 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$63,832 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$69,003.
Employees with Payroll Administrator in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (1.6% more) and Perth, Western Australia (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (9.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (3.3% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 301 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
36.5%
Mid Career
22.3%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
16.6%

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