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Average Payroll Administrator Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Payroll Administrator in Canada is C$49,195.
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C$38k - C$62k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Administrator

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Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll Administrator

The top respondents for the job title Payroll Administrator are from the companies ADP Canada Co., Flightexec and Global Credit and Collections. Reported salaries are highest at Global Credit and Collections where the average pay is C$50,241. Flightexec pays the lowest at around C$33,510.

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Administrators?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Administrators?

An entry-level Payroll Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$41,608 based on 58 salaries. An early career Payroll Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$45,902 based on 613 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,645 based on 443 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,033 based on 397 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$53,591.
Employees with Payroll Administrator in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 10.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (7.1% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (18.9% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (9.1% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (6.2% less).

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