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Average Payroll Officer Salary in Australia

AU$61,950
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$1,800
Bonus
AU$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Payroll Officer in Australia is AU$61,950.
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A$50k
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A$62k
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A$75k
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AU$50k - AU$75k
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AU$506 - AU$6k
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AU$0 - AU$4k
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AU$50k - AU$75k
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What Do Payroll Officers Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Officers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Officers?

An entry-level Payroll Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$53,614 based on 38 salaries. An early career Payroll Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$59,013 based on 428 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$64,044 based on 297 salaries. An experienced Payroll Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$67,654 based on 271 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$67,883.
Employees with Payroll Officer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (7.4% more) and Newcastle, New South Wales (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (7.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.6% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,166 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
36.7%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
23.2%
Late Career
11.3%

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