The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is C$46,596 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Benefits Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

C$36,242 - C$59,009
C$36K
C$46K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$46,326
10%
50%
90%
C$15.12 - C$28.24
C$15
C$21
C$28
MEDIAN: C$20.99
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$36,242 - C$59,009
Bonus C$502 - C$5,042
Profit Sharing C$400 - C$6,000
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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C$35,062 - C$59,903
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,424
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$15.12 - C$28.24
Overtime C$25.13 - C$46.22
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$502 - C$5,042
Profit Sharing C$400 - C$6,000
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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C$35,062 - C$59,903
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 490

Job Description for Payroll Administrator

A payroll administrator is the person who is responsible for ensuring that all employees within an organization are paid in an accurate and timely fashion. This is a position which will generally work in an indoor office environment. This administrator will generally keep weekday, daytime hours, though some overtime or extended hours may be necessary. A payroll administrator will generally work with other office personnel, as well as accounting and human resources personnel.

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Payroll Administrator Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Payroll Administrator


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Popular Skills for Payroll Administrator

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 C$43,000 based on 453 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 C$48,000 based on 297 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 245 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 C$52,000 based on 107 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$46,268

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 Calgary:
"Multi Tasking."
Pros: Condition, stress level are controllable, additional knowledge and experience.
Cons:

Payroll Administrator in Calgary:
"Corporate culture, good work flexibility."
Pros: Flexibility and good work atmosphere.
Cons: Data entries.

Payroll Administrator in Vancouver:
Pros: Corporate culture, perks.
Cons: Tedious, boring, not challenging.

Payroll Administrator in Calgary:
"Solve Discrepancies And Payroll Issues."
Pros: Getting employees paid in timely and accurate manner.
Cons: Getting yelled at by stubborn employee.

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 324 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲11%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
C$46,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 324 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 13%