Average Payroll Administrator Salary in Canada

Avg. Base Salary (CAD)

The average salary for a Payroll Administrator is C$53,348 in 2024

Base Salary
C$43k - C$66k
C$499 - C$5k
Profit Sharing
C$783 - C$5k
Total Pay
C$42k - C$66k
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What Do Payroll Administrators Do?

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.
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How do Payroll Administrators Rate Their Jobs?

4.2 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 122 responses, the job of Payroll Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.16 out of 5. On average, Payroll Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Payroll Administrators

What is the highest pay for Payroll Administrators?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Payroll Administrator is CA$66k / year

What is the lowest pay for Payroll Administrators?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Payroll Administrator is CA$43k / year

How can Payroll Administrators increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Payroll Administrator is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Payroll Administrator that oversees more junior Payroll Administrators, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.