Average Payroll Specialist Salary in Canada

C$56,266
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,884
Bonus
C$1,300
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The average salary for a Payroll Specialist in Canada is C$56,266.
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CA$45k
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CA$56k
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CA$68k
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C$45k - C$68k
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C$957 - C$5k
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C$201 - C$10k
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C$44k - C$70k
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Job Satisfaction for Payroll Specialist

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Specialists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialists?

An entry-level Payroll Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$41,361 based on 10 salaries. An early career Payroll Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,386 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$56,542 based on 156 salaries. An experienced Payroll Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,010 based on 196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$61,203.
Employees with Payroll Specialist in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (7.5% more) and Calgary, Alberta (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (8.3% less) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (7.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 588 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
24.3%
Mid Career
26.5%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
14.1%

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