Payroll Coordinator Salary

Payroll Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $18.70 per hour for pay. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,235 - $59,535
$35K
$46K
$60K
MEDIAN: $45,841
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$14.46 - $24.65
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MEDIAN: $18.77
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$0$59K
Salary $35,235 - $59,535
Bonus $399.47 - $4,820
Profit Sharing $1,780
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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$31,728 - $56,529
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 553
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.46 - $24.65
Overtime $21.71 - $37.91
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $399.47 - $4,820
Profit Sharing $1,780
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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$31,728 - $56,529
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 910

Job Description for Payroll Coordinator

A payroll coordinator is responsible for managing the payroll accounts of a company or business. Payroll coordinators supervise employee’s wages, salaries, bonuses, deductions, and taxes. They ensure that paycheck amounts are distributed in accordance with federal regulations and may also be responsible for reporting tax deductions; the payroll coordinator also works closely with the business accountant regarding tax matters. Payroll coordinators are also responsible for enforcing any government garnishments of wages for child support, loan defaults, or bankruptcy. They also keep track of vacation time, sick time, and company benefits. In addition to these roles, they may also handle other financial duties, including reimbursements for expenses, petty cash, and financial reports.

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Payroll Coordinator Tasks

  • Calculate, key, total, and balance substitute payrolls.
  • Create reports for information pertaining to payroll.
  • Handle voluntary and involuntary deductions.
  • Enter changes to employee payroll records.
  • Communicate with employees regarding changes in salary, benefits, etc.

Common Career Paths for Payroll Coordinator


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Payroll Coordinators sometimes assume positions such as Human Resources Managers. That role pays $59K per year on average. More often than not, a Payroll Specialist role is the next step for Payroll Coordinators moving up in the field. Pay for Payroll Specialists is usually $39K. Many Payroll Coordinators choose to take on a Payroll Manager role instead, where salaries are typically $56K.

Payroll Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Payroll Coordinator


Popular Skills for Payroll Coordinator


Payroll Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in UltiPro, Automatic Data Processing Software Suite, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Payroll Tax Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Receivable. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and ADP Payroll System.

Pay by Experience Level for Payroll Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Payroll Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Payroll Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 626 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Payroll Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Payroll Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 483 salaries. A Payroll Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 212 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,340

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

For Payroll Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Payroll Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+20 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tulsa. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Austin and 5 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Payroll Coordinator Reviews

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

Payroll Coordinator in Hasbrouck Heights:
"Challenging."
Pros: Keeps me busy.
Cons: Pay.

Payroll Coordinator in Glendale:
Pros: Helping people to get paid correctly.
Cons:

Payroll Coordinator in New Haven:
"Awesome job."
Pros: I love my job, hard the company. No incentives and nothing to work for. No room for growth.
Cons:

Payroll Coordinator in Miami:
"Really hard."
Pros: Working in a hospital environment as I'm studying to be a PA.
Cons: It's too much work and I feel like I am being underpaid.

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Key Stats for Payroll Coordinator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Payroll Coordinator Salaries

▲11%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Payroll Coordinator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 18%