Payroll Administrator Salary

A Payroll Administrator earns an average wage of $19.17 per hour.

$35,812 - $63,302
$36K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,208
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50%
90%

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$14.71 - $26.22
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.32
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$0$63K
Salary $35,812 - $63,302
Bonus $573 - $5,292
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $7,550
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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$32,731 - $61,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,359
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.71 - $26.22
Overtime $22.06 - $39.53
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $573 - $5,292
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $7,550
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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$32,731 - $61,334
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,408

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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.

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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: $44,954

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Payroll Administrator Reviews

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

Payroll Administrator in Franklin:
"Enjoy my job."
Pros: I enjoy the work environment. The people I work with make me happy.
Cons:

Payroll Administrator in Charlotte:
Pros: Ability to work independently.
Cons: Last minute changes.

Payroll Administrator in Atlanta:
"Corporate."
Pros: The Data Entry.
Cons: The Corporate Politics.

Payroll Administrator in 34952:
"Constant changes."
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: Interruptions.

Payroll Administrator in South Africa:
"Stress level."
Pros: Challenging as I had to figure out the salary program myself and still learning everyday as I work independently and basically setup procedures that works best for me.
Cons: Not getting the relevant co-operation from co-workers in that they do not meet deadlines and always hands in documentation at the last minutes, which put me under a lot of pressure.

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

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Key Stats for Payroll Administrator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 595 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Payroll Administrator Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$45,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Payroll Administrator Salaries





ADP
▲3%

▲1%




National Average
$45,000

Payroll Administration
▼1%

Human Resources
▼1%

Accounts Payable
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 595 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%
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