A Payroll Specialist with Accounting skills earns an average salary of C$53,543 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$40,721 - C$66,487
C$41K
C$53K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$52,922
10%
50%
90%
C$12.72 - C$28.63
C$13
C$23
C$29
MEDIAN: C$23.23
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$40,721 - C$66,487
Bonus C$962 - C$6,177
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$40,229 - C$68,293
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$12.72 - C$28.63
Overtime C$28.87
Annual Data C$0C$68K
Bonus C$962 - C$6,177
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$40,229 - C$68,293
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

Payroll Specialist Job Listings

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$46,000 based on 29 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$55,000 based on 28 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$62,000 based on 21 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$54,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Payroll Specialist

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Payroll Specialist Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
C$53,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%