Entry-Level Payroll Director Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Payroll Directors come in at around $71K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Payroll Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,878 - $111,504
MEDIAN: $71,216

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Salary $48,878 - $111,504
Bonus $4,943
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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).
$49,910 - $120,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

Payroll Director Job Listings

Payroll Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Payroll Director in Indiana:
Make sure you are paid for the work that you do. Negotiate a good salary before taking the on the responsibility.

Payroll Director in New York:
"It is not a stressful job as long as you manage your time."
Be on top of your game, keep abreast of all the tax laws and regulations. Learn to manage your time effectively.

Key Stats for Payroll Director

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect Payroll Director Salaries

National Average

Payroll Tax Compliance

Payroll Administration

ADP Payroll System


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%