The average salary for a Payroll & Benefits Specialist is $51,028.
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Job Description for Payroll & Benefits Specialist
Payroll and benefits specialists handle accounting and finance tasks related to business operation and taxes, especially in regards to filing and distribution of audits, payroll, and W-2s. They maintain payroll data, prepare checks, obtain relevant data (such as salary adjustments), and help prepare W-2s. They may also disseminate information about payroll to staff and conduct trainings as necessary. Customer service skills are sometimes part of this role, as maintaining investment and retiremen…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll & Benefits Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Payroll & Benefits Specialist are from the companies Great Meadows Regional School District.Reported salaries are highest at Great Meadows Regional School District where the average pay is $53,136. Great Meadows Regional School District pays the lowest at around $53,136.
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Popular Skills for Payroll & Benefits Specialist
Benefits & Compensation
ADP Payroll System
Skills in Payroll Administration, Benefits Administration, Microsoft Excel and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Benefits & Compensation.
Pay by Experience Level for Payroll & Benefits Specialist
An entry-level Payroll & Benefits Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,741 based on 19 salaries. An early career Payroll & Benefits Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,316 based on 233 salaries. A mid-career Payroll & Benefits Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,381 based on 192 salaries. An experienced Payroll & Benefits Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,064 based on 212 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,041.
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Employees with Payroll & Benefits Specialist in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.5% more) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (18.3% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.6% less).
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