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Average Payroll Administrator Hourly Pay

$20.25
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,976
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$1,980
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Payroll Administrator is $20.25.
10%
$15.08
MEDIAN
$20.25
90%
$26.77
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $27
Bonus
$501 - $5,138
Profit Sharing
$299 - $5,888
Commission
$0 - $12,208
Total Pay
$33,841 - $64,060
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What Do Payroll Administrators Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Payroll Administrator

4.1 out of 5
(943)
Highly Satisfied
122Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Payroll Administrator are from the companies Ganahl Lumber Company, Tecomet and PDS Technical Services, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Tecomet where the average pay is $30.54. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Bruce Company and Ganahl Lumber Company, earning around $24.75 and $23.34, respectively. PDS Technical Services, Inc. pays the lowest at around $19.65. Sorrento Lactalis, Inc. and Alphanumeric Systems Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.59 and $21.93, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Payroll Administrators?

Skills in Payroll Administration, Microsoft Excel and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting and Human Resources (HR).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Administrators?

An entry-level Payroll Administrator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.39 based on 99 salaries. An early career Payroll Administrator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.63 based on 1,363 salaries. A mid-career Payroll Administrator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.51 based on 912 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.97 based on 1,243 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Payroll Administrator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.0% more) and New York, New York (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,481 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
30.4%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
27.7%
Late Career
19.3%