The average salary for a Payroll Administrator is £19,545 per year. A skill in Pension Plan Administration is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£15,143 - £25,250
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MEDIAN: £19,748
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£7.25 - £11.60
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MEDIAN: £8.95
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Salary £15,143 - £25,250
Bonus £5.03 - £2,980
Profit Sharing £947
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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£15,164 - £25,297
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 769
Hourly Data £0£21
Hourly Rate £7.25 - £11.60
Overtime £0.00 - £21.17
Annual Data £0£25K
Bonus £5.03 - £2,980
Profit Sharing £947
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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£15,164 - £25,297
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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 ₤18,000 based on 298 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 ₤21,000 based on 120 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤21,000 based on 112 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 ₤23,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £19,636

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

Payroll Administrator Reviews

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

Payroll Administrator in Northampton:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Getting it right first time and ensuring there are no payroll issues. Assisting colleagues with other tasks to improve the running if the warehouse which means my day is never dull. Someone always needs something.
Cons: Do not believe salary reflects the level of workload and the associated responsibility my job requires.

Payroll Administrator in Coventry:
"Can be stressfull meeting deadlines when also credit control."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Underpaid.

Payroll Administrator in London:
"Payroll Administrator Summary."
Pros: Office conditions, free beverages and flexible time.
Cons: No overtime pay. Poor bonus payout (based on the companys revenue per year in all European territories) Stress levels are very high among the services. People do not stay in the company very long. Higher management and leadership are poor and not motivating. Too many structure changes and poor training leads to an unorganized organization and workforce.

Payroll Administrator in benoni:
"It's a challenging job with lot of pressure"
Pros: It motivates me to do more things, solving employees problem, being able to work independent, meeting deadline at the end of the month.
Cons: Working late, people giving wrong information is bad for the payroll.

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲6%

▲5%

National Average
₤20,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries

Pension Plan Administration
▲25%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%

Payroll
▲1%

National Average
₤20,000


Human Resources
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 70%