The average pay for a Payroll Specialist is C$53,629 per year.

C$40,806 - C$65,762
C$41K
C$53K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$53,260
10%
50%
90%
C$15.96 - C$29.59
C$16
C$24
C$30
MEDIAN: C$24.37
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$66K
Salary C$40,806 - C$65,762
Bonus C$980 - C$5,892
Profit Sharing C$495 - C$4,389
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$40,535 - C$66,986
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 399
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$15.96 - C$29.59
Overtime C$1.53 - C$45.30
Annual Data C$0C$66K
Bonus C$980 - C$5,892
Profit Sharing C$495 - C$4,389
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$40,535 - C$66,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Payroll Specialist

Payroll specialists can be found in many industries from small businesses to large organizations. Job responsibilities often include payroll processing, maintaining personnel databases, and managing budgetary expenditures. Knowledge and experience with tax laws, union contracts, wage and hour laws, and common fiscal procedures are important. Most payroll specialists are expected to have a good understanding of budgetary operations. Payroll specialists report to a supervisor who oversees the department. Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required.

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Payroll Specialist Tasks

  • Audit employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy.
  • Prepare payroll related journal entries for period-end.
  • Maintain, prepare and process payroll for organization personnel.
  • Maintain current knowledge of IRS regulations.
  • Compile and submit payroll deductions related check requests and payments.

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Common Career Paths for Payroll Specialist


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Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$54,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Payroll Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 72 salaries. A Payroll Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$53,007

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Payroll Specialist Reviews

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

Payroll Specialist in Edmonton:
"Job variety."
Pros: My boss. Job intensity. Office conditions.
Cons: Constant HR turnover. Management immaturity.

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Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
C$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Payroll Specialist Salaries




Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Accounting
▼0%

National Average
C$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 8%