$48,910
Avg. Salary
$19.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,961

Bonus

$2,037

Profit Sharing

$1,200

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is $19.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Payroll Administrator is $48,910 per year.

10%
$14.83
10%
$19.77
50%
$26.38
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MEDIAN $19.77
10%
$37k
10%
$49k
50%
$65k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,910
$36,613 - $64,708
$37K
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$65K
MEDIAN: $48,910
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$0$64K
Salary $36,613 - $64,708
Bonus $501 - $5,488
Profit Sharing $495 - $7,397
Commission $1,200
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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$33,255 - $62,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,414
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.83 - $26.38
Overtime $21.90 - $39.98
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $501 - $5,488
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $495 - $7,397
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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$33,255 - $62,416
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,574

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 $40,000 based on 994 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 $45,000 based on 809 salaries. An experienced Payroll Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 859 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 $49,000 based on 457 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,811

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

Payroll Administrator Advice

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

Payroll Administrator in Madison:
"Payroll has changed."
Payroll for a weekly blue collar company can be very stressful. Blue collar companies tend to focus on their field workers or manufacturer workers. There are several hard deadlines on a weekly basis. It is very important to be accurate and organized. No one likes to have errors on their checks.

Payroll Administrator in Vancouver:
Pros: I have been involved in development of programs using Excel and Access to complete are accounting in the most efficient way. The programs that have been developed have allowed the company to try new ways of working sales teams around the United States. We can quickly see the cost value in new sales teams. My work is very challenging as I look to new and more efficient ways to accomplish manifests, inventory control, and payroll taxes.
Cons: The CFO does not control all aspects of the finances making it hard to locate and plug profit leaks. To counter that the CFO can not pay his team their true value.

Payroll Administrator in Lansing:
"How much the company would grow."
Start by keeping organized. Don't be afraid to let the owner know exactly what you do and how long it takes. If you don't then it is just taken for granted that everything gets done and when you want to be compensated for everything fairly it is harder to prove your point. In other words, keep the owner in the time sheet loop.

Payroll Administrator in Provo:
"Unchallenging."
Pros: The people.
Cons: It is mundane and unchallenging.

Payroll Administrator in Coppell:
"Work Hard!!"
Be efficient!

Payroll Administrator in Rochester Hills:
"Work flexibility to a point. Fun coworkers."
Pros: I love being close to home. I love that I can be flexible with my schedule, to a point. I love our company picnics.
Cons: The unfairness in pay between the men and women is uncalled for. The lack of care or intent from others in the company hinders me from completing tasks.

Payroll Administrator in Anchorage:
"What I Know Now."
Never be afraid to ask questions, ask for help, or say you don't know but you'll find out. Honesty is respected far more than a long meaningless explanation. Set appropriate boundaries on conduct, requests, deadlines, and projects.

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1096 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries





ADP
▲1%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%




Payroll Administration
▼3%

Human Resources
▼3%

Accounts Payable
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1096 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%