$55,479
Avg. Salary
$22.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,902

Bonus

$2,048

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Payroll Analyst is $22.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Payroll Analyst is $55,479 per year.

$16.39
10%
$22.15
50%
$29.35
90%
MEDIAN $22.15
$41k
10%
$55k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $55,479
$41,467 - $72,460
$41K
$55K
$72K
MEDIAN: $55,479
10%
50%
90%

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$16.39 - $29.35
$16
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MEDIAN: $22.15
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$0$72K
Salary $41,467 - $72,460
Bonus $1,026 - $6,584
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $8,319
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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$39,730 - $72,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 772
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.39 - $29.35
Overtime $22.81 - $45.79
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,026 - $6,584
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $8,319
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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$39,730 - $72,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 307

Job Description for Payroll Analyst

Payroll analyst positions are found in many different industries, but their basic role is usually similar across fields. The duties performed in this position revolve around handling payroll processing and management. This includes duties such as communicating with staff to ensure necessary payroll-related tasks are completed, completing daily audits and reconciliation, and coordinating with finance and human resources departments as needed. Other duties performed by payroll analysts include investigating payroll information, preparing garnishment reports, completing employment verification, posting journal entries, completing quarterly audits, performing database maintenance, and other miscellaneous payroll-related duties.

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Common Career Paths for Payroll Analyst


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Payroll Analysts' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Payroll Manager. Median pay for Payroll Managers is $56K.

Payroll Analyst Job Listings

Popular Skills for Payroll Analyst


Survey results imply that Payroll Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in SAP Payroll, Payroll Tax Compliance, Payroll Administration, and ADP Payroll System are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Kronos, PeopleSoft, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know ADP Payroll System and Payroll Tax Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Payroll Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 195 salaries. A Payroll Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 74 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,756

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Payroll Analysts, 25 percent higher than the national average. Payroll Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Seattle (+3 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers in Denver and Kansas City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Payroll Analyst Reviews

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

Payroll Analyst in Green Bay:
"Stressful."
Pros: Pay
Cons: Management

Payroll Analyst in Atlanta:
"Great company."
Pros: I love the flexibility, the perks and being able to learn new things
Cons: My pay

Payroll Analyst in Atlanta:
"Always learn."
Learn something new. Make sure to stay on top of laws that relate to pay.

Payroll Analyst in Walnut:
"Accountability Outstanding."
Pros: The colleagues I pay. The customer service I give them and the help. I give in providing answers to issues.
Cons: Some Upper management is not accountable.

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Key Stats for Payroll Analyst

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Payroll Analyst Salaries

▲5%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

▼2%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Payroll Analyst Salaries

SAP Payroll
▲14%




National Average
$54,000

General Ledger Accounting
▼2%



▼6%

Kronos
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 14%