C$47,135
Avg. Salary
C$21.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,961

Bonus

C$2,457

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is C$21.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is C$47,135 per year.

C$15.46
10%
C$21.17
50%
C$28.24
90%
MEDIAN C$21.17
C$37k
10%
C$47k
50%
C$60k
90%
MEDIAN C$47,135
C$37,297 - C$59,735
C$37K
C$47K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$47,135
10%
50%
90%
C$15.46 - C$28.24
C$15
C$21
C$28
MEDIAN: C$21.17
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$37,297 - C$59,735
Bonus C$490 - C$5,039
Profit Sharing C$500 - C$6,104
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$35,813 - C$60,366
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,323
Hourly Data C$0C$46
Hourly Rate C$15.46 - C$28.24
Overtime C$24.90 - C$46.91
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$490 - C$5,039
Profit Sharing C$500 - C$6,104
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$35,813 - C$60,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 3 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 446

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$46,935

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Payroll Administrator Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Payroll Administrator?

Payroll Administrator in Halifax:
"Don't sweat the little things."
Be organized and save all email correspondence. Everything you do in this job is on a deadline so develop a routine that follows your work flow. Always celebrate the wins!!

Payroll Administrator in Brampton:
"1 person department..."
A 1 person department is sometimes a difficult thing to work with, especially if you don't have a strong network of professional around you. Make sure you are part of an association or network of professionals in your field that will be able to give you advice or point you in the right direction when you have questions.

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.

Payroll Administrator in London:
"That I Was At Top Rate And Not Going Anyplace."
You do not make any money for the company so not a valued position. Not a good paying job.

Payroll Administrator in Owen Sound:
"Continuous learning"
Stressful and time deadlines

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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 317 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
C$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 317 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%