Average Payroll & Benefits Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Manager is $65,005.
MEDIAN $65,005
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$47k - $90k
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$42k - $93k

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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Manager

Payroll & Benefits Manager Tasks
  • Supervise processing of employee payroll and distribution of paychecks.
  • Oversee employee education about company benefits and enrollment in programs.
  • Conduct audits of tax forms, payroll balance sheets, and benefits.
  • Maintain and update payroll database system.
  • Input new employees into payroll database and keep employee information up to date.

Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll & Benefits Manager

The top respondents for the job title Payroll & Benefits Manager are from the companies LifeCare Assurance Company, American Roofing and AVEVA Solutions Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at LifeCare Assurance Company where the average pay is $83,910. American Roofing pays the lowest at around $63,984.

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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Manager

An entry-level Payroll & Benefits Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,091 based on 31 salaries. An early career Payroll & Benefits Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,186 based on 170 salaries. A mid-career Payroll & Benefits Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,104 based on 227 salaries. An experienced Payroll & Benefits Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,589 based on 349 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,042.
Employees with Payroll & Benefits Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (35.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (7.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.4% less).

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