The average salary for a Payroll Specialist is AU$73,124 per year.

AU$58,491 - AU$99,826
AU$58K
AU$73K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$73,124
10%
50%
90%
AU$28.49 - AU$38.79
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$31.55
50%
AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$58,491 - AU$99,826
Bonus AU$3,500
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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AU$58,244 - AU$98,974
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data AU$0AU$1K
Hourly Rate AU$31.55
Overtime AU$2,000
Annual Data AU$0AU$98K
Bonus AU$3,500
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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AU$58,244 - AU$98,974
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

Job Description for Payroll Specialist

Payroll specialists can be found in many industries from small businesses to large organizations. Job responsibilities often include payroll processing, maintaining personnel databases, and managing budgetary expenditures. Knowledge and experience with tax laws, union contracts, wage and hour laws, and common fiscal procedures are important. Most payroll specialists are expected to have a good understanding of budgetary operations. Payroll specialists report to a supervisor who oversees the department. Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required.

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Payroll Specialist Tasks

  • Audit employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy.
  • Prepare payroll related journal entries for period-end.
  • Maintain, prepare and process payroll for organization personnel.
  • Maintain current knowledge of IRS regulations.
  • Compile and submit payroll deductions related check requests and payments.

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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$75,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Payroll Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$72,000 based on 40 salaries. A Payroll Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$72,773

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Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

▲16%

▲3%

National Average
AU$73,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries


Payroll Administration
▼0%

National Average
AU$73,000

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%